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Natural Landscape Features

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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
Loch na Cuilc Loch na Cuilc (Loch of the Reed) is situated to the back of the machair at Reef; it lives up to its name and is choked with reeds. Yes 52133
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
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
Mealaisbhal, Uig Mealaisbhal (574m) is the highest peak on the Isle of Lewis and dominates the view south from Uig Sands. Yes 39294
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
Meavaig River Meavaig River forms the boundary of Keose Glebe and flows into Loch Luerbost. 7284
Nabhar A prominent hill overlooking the village of Laxay. According to Donald Maciver's Place Names of Lewis and Harris; Beinn Nabhair is Beinn na Faer; sheep hill. Yes 39405
Niosa Mhor Niosa Mhor (meaning 'big watch hill') is located in the middle of the Valtos peninsula and from the top offers a view of the whole of the peninsula, the surrounding islands and the sea. Yes 38892
Ollashal Hill overlooking Loch Croistean; there are several shielings on its slopes. 38628
Port Magaidh Port Magaidh is a small bay to the south of Berneray, close to the home of Margaret MacMillan. 107089
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
Reef Machair A spectacular machair situated between Kneep and Reef on the Valtos peninsula. The area is rich in archaeological remains. The machair is grazed by sheep and cattle from Reef and also features a campsite. Yes 52134
Roineval, Kinloch Yes 39283
Rubha na h-Aibhne Duibhe, North Uist Tenants of Borve, Berneray including Angus Ferguson used to gather peat at Rubha na h-Aibhne Duibhe during the 18th century. The headland was also known as the Black Point of Fidday, or simply Fiday. 117448
Sanctuary Ford, Carinish The ford's name Fadhail na Combraig presumably relates to the sanctuary that would have surrounded Teampall na Trianaid, which lies to the north. 109043
Sgeir Chaluim Iain Oig, North Uist Sgeir Chaluim Iain Òig lies to the south west of Na Craobhagan, off the coast of North Uist. It was named for fisherman Malcolm Shaw who struck it with his sail-boat. 106710
Sgeir Jocky, Sound of Harris Sgeir Jocky is named for John MacLean, Seonaidh Bhrusda, of the island of Berneray. 76054
Sgeir Mheadhan na Traghad Sgeir Mheadhan na Tràghad lies within Borve's tidal loch, known locally as An Tràigh Shrùbain. 113433
Sgeir Mhic Asgaill or Bodha Iain Domhnullaich, Berneray This skerry or searock is situated to the west of Berneray, to the SSE of Manais Point. It was previously called Sgeir Mhic Asgaill. The particular MacAskill is unknown, but the skerry has more recently been named Bodha... 105867
Sgeir a Gharaidh A skerry located in Little Loch Roag, to the rear of 8 Enaclete. 38035
Sgeir a Mhorghain A skerry located just off shore in Little Loch Roag, to the rear of 6 Enaclete. 38034
Sgeir a' Bhata Reothairt, Sound of Harris Sgeir a' Bhàta Reothairt is also known by the people of Berneray as An Ròbhair, the Rover. 118187
Sgeir an Tailleir, Pol an Oir Sgeir an Tàilleir is the smaller of two rocks lying off Pol an Òir. It was previously named Gillespie's Skerry for Gillespie (Archibald) Morrison, a smith who lived nearby at Pol an Òir, but later renamed after... 105413
Sgeir na Cloiche, Sound of Harris 'Skerry of the Stone' is located in the Sound of Harris, between Rangas and the Grey Skerry. It has a protruding stone, which once caused Berneray fisherman John MacLeod to end up high and dry, as observed by his... 105519
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
Sruthan na Combraig, Carinish The stream Sruthan na Combraig, or Sruthan na Comraich as it is referred to in Beveridge's North Uist, may have formed the southern boundary of the sanctuary surrounding Teampall na Trianaid. 109046
Stornoway Harbour, Stornoway This sheltered natural harbour was named in the early ninth centure by the Vikings as Stjórnavágr (steering bay), and lends its name to the settlement which grew up around it. It is located on the east coast of the Isle... 120886
Suaineval Suainebhal (429m) is a distinctive hill that dominates views in West Uig and overlooks Carishader to the east and Loch Suainebhat to the west. Yes 39293
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

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