• There and back walk: 3.24 miles
  • what3words address for parking: there’s parking beside a picnic bench at ///fried.chromatic.pine at the end of a track that passes the two Clachan burial grounds. This can get busy (by North Uist standards!) and  also the adjacent beach, Traigh Lingeigh. You can walk back to Traigh Hornais, where we walked, from this parking place. We stopped before here  by the new cemetery where there is plenty of roadside, level parking and walked to the dunes. Please be sensitive to the possibility that a funeral may need this area. This parking area is at ///whoever.emulating.mistaken.
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This is a short walk along the beach at Traigh Hornais. I’d turned my ankle over on Skye and needed something mostly level and short! It’s a beautiful walk. Most people park by the picnic bench and use that beach, it seems. We had Traigh Hornais completely to ourselves. There’s a bench at the top of the dunes that gives a great view over the beach and just beyond it to the east is the path we took down to the beach. There are several places you could descend the dunes.

We walked to just past the headland in the west then turned back. You could walk much further. On the return we decided to climb the dunes and walk back through the Maram grass at the top. There are various potential paths along the top, it’s just a question of picking your way through the grass. There are some great views from the top at various points but, in retrospect, I’m not sure it was worth the diversion: the beach is stunning!

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