Hills: Beinn Shleibhe
Date: Wednesday 8th May 2019
Company: Myself and Ann-Marie
Distance: 3km, Ascent: 100m
Time: 0Hrs 43Mins

On Wednesday morning, prior to leaving Huisinis, I headed down to the beach to take a photo of a Great Northern Diver.

Great Northern Diver:

We then drove to Leverburgh to catch the ferry across to Berneray. On arriving in Berneray, after a quick visit to the Coralbox shop, I drove round to East beach for an ascent of Beinn Shleibhe, the highest point on Berneray. It was extremely windy at the beach.

Click here to see a map of the route undertaken

Not much to say about ascending a 93m hill with track from start to summit. Simply follow the road to its end then follow the track to the summit.


Start of hill track:

Beinn Shleibhe:

Small graveyard:

Ascending Beinn Shleibhe:

Despite the hill being small in stature, it does provide some pretty-good views especially looking across to Harris.

South Harris from Beinn Shleibhe:

We didn't hang around the summit for long, just long enough to take a couple of photos.

At the summit of Beinn Shleibhe:

We then returned to the car via the same route.

View during descent:

We then drove to North Uist which is a haven for birds of prey. That evening we saw a Hen Harrier, a Short-eared Owl and a White-tailed Eagle!!!!! I initially thought it was a Golden Eagle but I have been advised on Twitter that it seems to have the beak of a sea eagle.