Hebridean Way

Post Lockdown Hebrides

Here in the Hebrides we look forward to welcoming visitors back to our shores after the 15th of July (This is subject to change) There are some amazing graded walks from Westend: Walk the moorland and enjoy spectacular views over … Read More

Fresh Moorland Air and Walks from Westend

At Westend we are surrounded by extensive moorland. A short walk will take you a quiet single track road, to the former shieling area. Enroute there are fresh water trout lochs and a view for miles under the big Hebridean … Read More

Hardy Hebrideans

Black Hebridean sheep are now a common sight on crofts in the Outer Hebrides. The native Hebridean breed, hardy, tenacious, surviving on scrub land and heather, had become extinct in the Hebrides, until a small number of breeding ewes and … Read More

Lockdown in Splendour

On a glorious spring morning in April during the national lock down, there are many things to be grateful for. The big big Hebridean sky echoes to the sound of golden eagles and buzzards and the faint baa of wobbly … Read More

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

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