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Natural Landscape Features

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Title Description Imagessort descending Id
Sgeir a Mhorghain A skerry located just off shore in Little Loch Roag, to the rear of 6 Enaclete. 38034
Sgeir a Gharaidh A skerry located in Little Loch Roag, to the rear of 8 Enaclete. 38035
Cnoc Eothail A small rocky hill above Baile na Cille manse and cemetery. It is from Cnoc Eothail that the earth for the cemetery is supposed to have been carried, in panniers on a white horse; it's also the spot from which Coinneach... 38625
Loch Beag na Muilne The nearer of the two lochs that fed the Ungeshader mill. 38627
Ollashal Hill overlooking Loch Croistean; there are several shielings on its slopes. 38628
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 Sgaileir A long shallow freshwater loch between Cliff Beach and Miaviag Bay, at the Valtos peninsula. According to D Maciver, Place Names of Lewis and Harris, it has had three names [derived from the Norse] in its history, the... 38893
Gallan Head A high headland beyond Aird Uig at the wide entrance to Loch Roag. 38896
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
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
Aineval, Uig Aineval is a hill of moderate elevation overlooking Carishader in Uig. The name is said to be from the norse anni-fjall, meaning river hill. There are two rivers at its base. 38964
Loch Keose 39295
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
An Gob Glas According to Rev Murdo Macleod, 10 Balallan, kelp used to be burnt here where no heather grew, hence the name. 39360
Loch Dubh, Calbost 49053
Funeral Bay Boats bringing remains for internment in Eilean Chaluim Chille graveyard landed at this bay. 49618
Mealista Island, Lewis Mealista Island, about 300 acres, lies just south of the village of Mealista. Ruined houses or sheilings indicate previous occupation and it is used as grazing by local crofters. Traditionally the stock was ferried... 51546
Loch Stiapabhat Loch Stiapabhat (2.5ha) near Port of Ness is a Local Nature Reserve, the first for Lewis, and as it is the first fresh water found by birds migrating from Iceland and Greenland in autumn, it attracts a large number of... 52693
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
Sron Uilleam The first tenant on croft 33 Balallan was William Mackenzie from Buthnish. The hill on this croft is known as 'Sron Uilleam'. 57130
Loch Claidh, Pairc An inlet in Pairc, associated with the Murder of the Mealista Men 61447
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
Loch Camasord, Uig 65112
Loch Baravat, Uig In this small freshwater loch above Crowlista are the remains of a small dun or craggan. Legend tells us that this was at one stage used by Domhnall Cam, and in particular after a difficult boat journey when his... 65113
Loch Mheacleit, Uig 65114
Glaic Mor nic Phearsainn, Berneray This hollow, Glaic Mòr nic Phearsainn, which lies to the southeast of Loch Brusda, was named after Morag MacPherson, housekeeper for Reverend Hugh MacDonald. 70538
Meavaig River Meavaig River forms the boundary of Keose Glebe and flows into Loch Luerbost. 7284
Eilean Mhiabhaig A small island on Loch Luerbost, looking across to Crossbost and Luerbost. 7285
Swordale Forest Ordnance Survey, February 1850. "A stunted old wood, consisting of birch and alder. Coille signifies wood or forest. The only natural wood in the Lews...on the southern side of Loch Luerbost between Tob Shuardail and... 7286
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

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