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Natural Landscape Features

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Title Description Imagessort ascending Id
Ben Scurrival, Eoligarry Yes 109638
Gil a Lionnadh This forms the narrow part of Abhain Eallaidh between high rocks. Yes 29176
Well croft 5 Geshader The well on croft 5 Geshader is very close to the house, this was fortunate for the residents of the croft who may have to carry the water some distance were it not so close. Yes 29232
Loch Erisort A sizeable sea loch which extends 8 miles from west to east, opening out into the Minch. Yes 38113
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
Uig Sands The spectacular beach in West Uig, surrounded by the villages of Crowlista, Erista, Ardroil and Carnish, and overlooked by Baile na Cille Manse and Uig Lodge. The huge expanse of fine white shell sand can be complete... Yes 38623
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 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
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
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
Roineval, Kinloch Yes 39283
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
Mealaisbhal, Uig Mealaisbhal (574m) is the highest peak on the Isle of Lewis and dominates the view south from Uig Sands. Yes 39294
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
Clisham, Harris The Clisham (2619ft) is the highest peak in the Western Isles. Yes 41801
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
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
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
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
Bodha Ruairidh Oig, Sound of Harris Bodha Ruairidh Òig is a skerry named after lobster fisherman Roderick Ferguson of 16 Borve, Berneray. 104936
Cnoc Neill Shaighdeir, Pol an Oir Cnoc Nèill Shaighdeir is a knoll situated at Pol an Oir close to Borve crossroads, named for Neil MacAskill who lived close by, the son of Donald MacAskill, a Chelsea pensioner. 105375
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
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
Bodha Choinnich, Berneray Bodha Choinnich is a searock named for ferryman Kenneth Morrison of Borve and his grandson, who shared the same name. It lies off the SSW point of Ardmaree, Berneray. 105991
Bagh Choinnich, Berneray Bàgh Choinnich was named either for ferryman Kenneth Morrison (born 1861) of Ferry or for his grandfather, who had the same name. 106014
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
Port Magaidh Port Magaidh is a small bay to the south of Berneray, close to the home of Margaret MacMillan. 107089
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
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

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