Our beautiful island is full of wonderful opportunities to get out and enjoy the great outdoors and all it has to offer. Walking and hiking trails, stunning beaches, lochs, wildlife, bird watching, Eriskay Ponies, Askernish golf course and island hoping fun all on the doorstep or within easy driving distances 

Loch Skipport

WALKING

Various Tracks ​

There are numerous great walking trails within easy reach of the guest house and the start of the Hebridean Way section from Daliburgh to Howmore is just down the road.

We would be happy to arrange baggage transfers upon request if you are on a walking holiday

Birds over the ocean captured on the Isle of South Uist

WILDLIFE & BIRD WATCHING

Various Options

South Uist is teaming with wonderful wildlife spotting opportunities, eagles, otters, gannets, red deer, butterflies and much more some spotted straight from our backyard. If you seek pure nature, there is no better place to go, we can also provide day tours on request to visit some of these locations so do ask, and Western Isles Wildlife provides bird and wildlife photography tours.

Eriskay Ponies grazing views Barra

ERISKAY

9.5 miles - (17 mins - By Car)

From the Old Norse for "Eric's Isle" Eriskay is an island in the Outer Hebrides with a population of approx 200. It lies between South Uist and Barra and is connected to South Uist by a causeway.  This beautiful hilly island is around 3 miles long and 1.5 miles wide with wonderful walking trails and the last surviving remnants of the original native ponies of the Western Isles the Eriskay Ponies

Askernish Golf course is our nearby neighbour, only a few minutes drive away and visible from the guesthouse

ASKERNISH GOLF CLUB

1.6 miles - (5 mins - By Car)

Askernish Golf Club is a short drive up the road from the guest house.  If you wish to experience a true links course and a wonderful golfing experience then Askernish is for you. 

Uist Sea Tours

ON THE WATER

Various Options (By Car)

We are surrounded by beautiful beaches and lochs and there are many opportunities to make the most of them and get out on the water. Uist Sea Tours offer trip of a lifetime opportunities to spot dolphin, puffins and explore neighbouring islands.  Lady Anne Boat Tours offer sightseeing of neighbouring islands and wildlife spotting tours 

Plenty of wonderful places to eat out, grab a coffee and enjoy the views

EATING OUT

Various Options (By Car)

We have selected just a few of the many cafes & restaurants nearby, further information will be in the property. Kildonan Cafe & Museum, Kilbride Cafe,

AM Politician Pub & Restaurant, Croft & CuanKirkibost Cafe, Lochboisdale Hotel, Langass Lodge, Berneray BistroDark Island Hotel Group of hotels offering great food, For takeaway its Double Mac at Burnside Fish and Chips, the best on the Island!

Sea View Bench Uist

BEAUTIFUL BEACHES

Various Beaches within an easy drive 

The west coast of South Uist is a 20 mile strip of stunning crystal clear waters, white sand beaches and machair. Askernish and Kildonan beaches are a short drive from our doorstep with Eriskay not far either

Aerial image of Lochboisdale harbour South Uist

LOCHBOISDALE

3.5 miles - (6 mins - By Car)

Lochboisdale is the main village and port of entry into South Uist by ferry and only a short drive from us. Its seafaring heritage, growing from the herring fisheries in the 19th century provides lots of local history and interest. If arriving by private yacht the Lochboisdale Harbour has all the facilities you need and the South Uist Tourist Info Centre is based on Pier Road 

South Uist Shetland Pony

LOCH DRUIDIBEAG

13 miles - (18 mins - By Car)

Loch Druidibeag and the surrounding landscape presents one of the best places in the Hebrides to see a full range of island wildlife and scenery.  A self guided trail by the Loch and through the croft land provides plenty of opportunities for photography. Eagles, hen harrier and merlin are often seen in this area along with the famous Shetland ponies!

grogarry lodge, shooting, fishing and hunting lodge, South Uist

SPORT AND LEISURE

Various Options (By Car)

There are fishing, running, cycling and traditional Scottish dancing opportunities all nearby.  Grogarry Lodge just 11miles away offers many shooting, stalking & fishing activities.  Access points to the Hebridean Cycle network all on the doorstep. Horse Riding is also available at Uist Community Riding School

kildonan museum South Uist

KILDONAN MUSEUM & 

CULTURAL CENTRE

3 MILES - (6 mins - By Car)

The Kildonan Museum is a heritage and cultural amenity which includes a museum, a craft shop, a Fèis room for ceilidhs, music and dance, a café and an archaeology room.  A great day out check out their What's On page to see what's going on during your stay

uist gift shop

GIFTS AND TREATS

Various Options - (By Car)

If you fancy some shopping there are lots of options locally for gifts and tasty treats.  Uist Gifts Lochboisdale, Puffin Studio Crafts Creagorry, Post Office & Gift Shop Daliburgh, Uist Gin, Salars Smokehouse for wonderful local smoked salmon, Hebridean Smokehouse specialist in smoked fish, Namara Seafoods, MacGillivrays Celtic Jewellery & gifts online, Claddach Kirkibost Community Centre gift shop and Skydancer Island roasted coffee in Lochboisdale.  In the North of the island you will also find the wonderful Coralbox Gift Shop and webcam