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Forsnaval, Lewis The hill of Forsnaval (205 m) provides a superb view over the western part of Uig, including Uig Sands, Suainebhal and the islands of Loch Roag. A road to the top serves a National Air Traffic Services (NATS) radio... Yes 65111
Funeral Bay Boats bringing remains for internment in Eilean Chaluim Chille graveyard landed at this bay. 49618
Gallan Head A high headland beyond Aird Uig at the wide entrance to Loch Roag. 38896
Gil a Lionnadh This forms the narrow part of Abhain Eallaidh between high rocks. Yes 29176
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
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
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
Kebbock Head Extract from Stornoway Gazette, 24 April 1931 Ceann na Cabag, or Kebbock Head, a stretch of wild, rugged moorland, dotted with hills, lochs and streams, and scenery of remarkable beauty, lies between Loch Shell and Loch... 12545
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
Leac na Ceardaich, Ceos Angus Smith, who was the village undertaker, had his workshop at Leac na Ceardaich where he used to build coffins. 8989
Leac nan Gillean, Suardail On the narrowing neck of land between Loch Erisort and Loch Luerbost lies the deserted village of Swordale where the church was once located. Leac nan Gillean is at the east end of this neck - the name means the Stone... 36215
Loch Barabhat, Uig Loch Bharabhat is a small loch inland from Traigh na Berie, in a secluded area 40m above the machair below. It is shallow and silty and distinguished by two important features: Dun Bharabhat, on a small natural island... Yes 38535
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 Barraglom Part of Loch Roag, stretching from Bernera Bridge to the narrow area between Crulivig and Tiddaborra 36294
Loch Beag na Muilne The nearer of the two lochs that fed the Ungeshader mill. 38627
Loch Camasord, Uig 65112
Loch Claidh, Pairc An inlet in Pairc, associated with the Murder of the Mealista Men 61447
Loch Dubh, Calbost 49053
Loch Erisort A sizeable sea loch which extends 8 miles from west to east, opening out into the Minch. Yes 38113
Loch Keose 39295
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 Mheacleit, Uig 65114
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
Loch Risay, East Loch Roag Loch Risay is an inlet in East Loch Roag, situated on the northeast coast of Bernera, a half-mile east of Breasclete. This sealoch contains a number of islets, together with a restored Norse water-mill on its western... Yes 120736
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
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
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
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 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
Loch Suainebhat, Uig Loch Suainebhat is a long, deep loch inland from Uig Sands and overlooked by the hill of Suaineabhal. At the north end it gives into Loch Stacsavat and thence to the beach, via Lon Erista. Yes 38744

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