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Fly to Benbecula
The island of Benbecula is part of the Uist archipelago, and of the dramatic islands that are the Outer Hebrides. Lying between North and South Uist, Benbecula is linked by a series of causeways and bridges to the Uists. The tiny island is 5 miles long by 8 miles, and the mountain referred to is ‘Rueval’, a rounded hillock only 126m high. To the east, the land is pitted with freshwater lochs, and to the west lies the main town of Balivanich, a home to army personnel who work on the missile range in South Uist.
Benbecula’s beauty lies in it’s natural surroundings, where anglers and birdwatchers, walkers and backpackers can share a great respect for the land with Benbecula’s crofters and fishermen, and marvel at the stark scenery of the land of the Gael.
South Uist is home to Askernish Golf Club, “the most natural golf course in the world” (2011 visitor). Thre course has been ranked 86 in GB&I’s Top 100 Links Courses 2015. North Uist also has its own golf course, Sollas Course. The course is a 9 hole links course on the North West of North Uist with stunning views over the Atlantic.
The Uists are home to many routes ideal for hillwalkers including; Hecla, Beinn Mhor, Beinn Corradale and Ben Kenneth. However, you don’t need to be above ground level to take int he beautiful views that these islands offer. If you prefer walking on ground level Langass wood on North Uist is a great walk for nature lovers, with trails full of plants and trees.