Getting to the cottage in the Outer Hebrides

  

 

Ferries:

Uig (Skye) - Tarbert (Isle of Harris)

Ullapool  - Stornoway

 

Caledonian MacBrayne Ferries operate sailings from both Oban and Uig in Skye to the southern isles and from Ullapool to Stornoway and Uig to Tarbet, Harris. Calmac also run the inter island ferries crossing the Sound of Harris between Leverburgh, Harris and Berneray, N Uist. In the far south there is a regular ferry connecting South Uist from Eriskay to Barra. Vehicles can be taken on all these routes although it's worth booking in advance, in the Summer at least. Book online www.calmac.co.uk or by phone: 08705 650 000.

Flights:

If you're visiting Lewis then Loganair operate 4 times daily to Stornoway from Glasgow, Edinurgh and Inverness phone: 0345 222 111 or book online www.british-airways.com. They also operate daily flights Glasgow to Barra and Benbecula on behalf of Flybe. On average you can fly for around 100 - 150 return from Glasgow to Benbecula.

 

Buses:

Regular bus services provided by the Scottish Citylink connect with the ferries, call 0990 505 0505 or online: www.citylink.co.uk

Bus timetables for the Western Isles may be obtained from http://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/travel/busservice/current/indexlh.asp  or Stornoway Bus Station on 01851 704327

 

Car Hire: 

Arnol Motors (airport pick up and drop off possible) - tel: 01851 710548

Stornoway Car Hire - tel: 01851 702658

Lewis Car Rentals  - tel: 01851 703760

 

How far is it

Driving directions from Stornoway/Tarbert:

Follow the A859 south from Stornoway or Tarbert. Bypass Luskentyre Road end and follow the signs for Horgabost camp site. There is a sign for 'Woodcroft' on the left hand side of the road and you can drive right up to the house where there is ample parking.