Cyclists and Walkers

The Postman in the Isle of Harris

  Clinging to the frayed edges of the ragged shores of the Isle of Harris, a singletrack path navigates its way above cliffs, around bays. Three friends make the trip to not only ride the Postman’s Path to Rhenigidale, but … Read More

Achmore A feast as far as the eye can see.

As far as the eye can see

At Westend in Achmore the low setting sun lifts the red tones in the heather and draws you to enjoy the beauty as far as the eye can see. The ever changing, exquisite quality of light dapples the rusty red … Read More

Achmore on Hebridean Cycling Route

Westend is ideal Bed and Breakfast accommodation on Section 5 of the Hebridean Way at Achmore. This is the section between Tarbert and Callanish. Achmore is just nine miles from Callanish. Ingredients for an evening meal can be purchased by … Read More

Achmore on Hebridean Walking Route

On the Hebridean Way walking route section Laxay to Stornoway, Westend B and B is an ideal stop on Stage 10, after the moorland section. The other 8 miles to be completed is on the A858 single track road to … Read More

Your Hosts

Westend is on croft land in Achmore where six generations of Maggie’s mother’s family have lived since the village was established c.1820s. During the summer season, Maggie welcomes guests at Westend Bed and Breakfast and works as a tour guide … Read More

Cyclist and Walker Facilities

Westend welcomes cyclists and walkers on the Hebridean Way south west of Stornoway. On the cycle route Tarbert to Callanish, Westend is five miles west of the junction of the A858/A859 in the village of Achmore, nine miles from Callanish. … Read More

Eating Places near Westend

Westend is close to two rural restaurants with great food. Doune Braes Hotel Carloway and Loch Erisort Inn, Sheildinish, are 11 and 13 miles respectively. Doune Braes Hotel Carloway.HS2 9AA. Tel: 01851 643252 Loch Erisort Inn Sheildinish, HS2 9RA Tel: 01851 830473 … Read More

Isle of Lewis Beaches and Wildlife

Westend is centrally located in the Isle of Lewis and the Isle of Harris is only half an hour away. Beautiful beaches are plentiful, wildlife can be studied at close quarters on sea mammal trips from Stornoway, Meabhaig Uig and … Read More

Activities with Westend as a base

Westend is ideally situated in a central location in the Isle of Lewis. Day trips can be taken by bus to Bernera, South Harris and Ness. There are several walks and cycle routes in the vicinity, including a walk on … Read More