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 the single track to Stornoway, through the scenic moorland and by the former summer pasture shielings. Bike Hebrides and Bespoke provide cycle hire locally. At Westend there are several walk leaflets available for you to choose from.
A fishing permit can be purchased for several trout lochs nearby trout and there are rowing boats which can be hired from Stornoway Angling Association.
picture © Mairi M. Martin, photographer