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Reef Beach Traigh na Berie is a spectacular stretch of white sand between Kneep and Reef on the Valtos Peninsula. It looks out to the islands of Loch Roag - Pabbay, Vacsay, over to Bernera, and on the horizon, Old Hill, Berisay... Yes 39001
Loch Erisort A sizeable sea loch which extends 8 miles from west to east, opening out into the Minch. Yes 38113
Loch Beag na Muilne The nearer of the two lochs that fed the Ungeshader mill. 38627
Loch Mor na Muilne One of the lochs that fed the mill at Ungeshader; the dam at the southern end is still extant. Yes 38626
Glen Valtos, Uig Glen Valtos is a dramatic gorge in the moor, stretching for a mile east to west between Miavaig and Timsgarry, separating the two ends of Uig. A road now runs the length of it but previously the main route was higher up... 8717
Uig Sands The spectacular beach in West Uig, surrounded by the villages of Crowlista, Erista, Ardroil and Carnish, and overlooked by Baile na Cille Manse and Uig Lodge. The huge expanse of fine white shell sand can be complete... Yes 38623
Loch Barraglom Part of Loch Roag, stretching from Bernera Bridge to the narrow area between Crulivig and Tiddaborra 36294
Loch Seaforth A sea loch on the east coast of North Harris which opens out into the Sound of Shiant. The loch gives its name to an extinct branch of the Clan Mackenzie, founders of the Earldom of Seaforth 39312
Corran, Berneray A headland on the island of Berneray, marking the northern end of the boundary fence dividing the townships of Borve and Ruisgarry. 75344
Leac a Phlea, Lacasaigh Leac a Phlea is situated at the site of the Gaelic School in Laxay and is so named as it is the site where the schoolchildren played. 28626
Lundale Moor, Lewis A strip of moor belonging to Grimersta estate given to Lundale for grazing land. The Eastern boundary runs from East Loch Roag between Beinn Scarista and Collavol, dissecting Loch Smuaisaval North to South until it... 36488
Loch Langavat A long freshwater loch lying the length of south Lewis, with Morsgail Forest to the west and the hills of North Harris to the south. John Macaulay was drowned in the loch, and his mother Bess had a stone erected on the... 65098
Bodha Iain mhic Choinnich Bhain, Berneray Bodha Iain mhic Choinnich Bhàin is named for John MacAskill of Ruisgarry, who hit this sea-rock with his boat laden with kelp. 74965
Ceum Iain Oig, Sursay Ceum Iain Òig is a steep footpath on An Rubha Garbh on the island of Sùrsay. It is named for John MacLeod of Quay who was the only person who could descend this decline with a load, presumably of peats, on his back.   77378
Gob Chabharstaigh This location is a sheltered spot on the hillside just above the shore in Caverstay where the Rev John Macrae used to preach in the open air. 54127
Ollashal Hill overlooking Loch Croistean; there are several shielings on its slopes. 38628
Cnoc na Laogh, Gliob Ceos "A rocky heathy hill...on the southern side of Loch Luerbost, between Tob Cnoc na Laogh and Tob Shuardail opposite Luerbost Manse." Ordnance Survey, February 1850 8742
Sgeir Jocky, Sound of Harris Sgeir Jocky is named for John MacLean, Seonaidh Bhrusda, of the island of Berneray. 76054
Loch a' Bheannaich Loch a' Bheannaich (Loch of Blessings) is situated to the west of the village of Aird Uig on the headland known as An Bheannachadh. Near it is a cluster of buildings, some religious in purpose, including Taigh a'... 38898
Bagh Neill, Tahay, Sound of Harris On the south east side of Tahay, Bàgh Nèill is where Neil MacKillop and his family loaded their boat with peats and shipped them home.   76834
Funeral Bay Boats bringing remains for internment in Eilean Chaluim Chille graveyard landed at this bay. 49618
Eilean Mor Lacasaidh A small island located in Loch Erisort, to the south of Laxay village. 36512
Clisham, Harris The Clisham (2619ft) is the highest peak in the Western Isles. Yes 41801
Mangersta Beach Mangersta Beach lies to the south of the village itself, bounded on both sides by rocky cliffs. The Grana was wrecked off the beach. See also the Iron Age finds. Yes 49364
Traigh nan Sruban, Uig, Lewis This is a long shallow bay between Crowlista and Baile na Cille; the name means 'cockle-sands'. At one time the usual route from Crowlista to other parts of Uig (and not least to catch the bus which ended its run at... 38899
Earshader & Crulivig Moor A stretch of moor on Grimersta estate given to Earshader and Crulivig for grazing land. It is situated between Lundale moor and Bernera moor.It extends south to Loch an Fhir Mhaoil and north to the back of the Crulivig. 36513
Bernera Moor, Lewis Moorland, belonging to Scalisro estate; given to Bernera for grazing during the summer months only. It stretches from the back of Earshader to Loch an Fhir Mhaoil, its eastern boundary is the Earshader & Crulivig... 36514
Bodhanan a' Chubair, Sound of Harris Bodhanan a' Chùbair was named for Roderick MacLeod, Ruairidh a' Chùbair, of 17 Ruisgarry (Brusda), whose house was used as a bearing point.   75855
Loch Stacsavat The loch downstream from Suainebhat, inland from Uig Sands. From this loch sand was carried for the building of Uig Lodge in 1876. 38686
Loch Sgaire A loch on the Lundale moor named after Zachary Macaulay who was killed beside it by Morrisons from Ness for stealing their cattle. People who had their peat banks in this area and used the loch water to make their tea,... 28024

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