Travelling to South Uist
The Outer Hebrides are accessible by sea via Calmac ferries and by flights run by Loganair. North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist and Eriskay are connected by roads or causways.
Flybe operated by Loganair. There are flights from Glasgow and Stornoway to Benbecula Airport.
There are also flights from Glasgow to Barra.
There is a ferry every day through the summer months from Mallaig to Lochboisdale in South Uist. There are also sailings to North Uist from Uig in Skye as well as sailings from Stornoway. There are ferry connections from Barra to Eriskay.
The house is within walking distance of the Polochar Inn and Restaurant. Kilbride cafe/camping is a five minute car journey which provides hot food and coffees throughout the day.
Eriskay shop is a ten minute drive away with Daliburgh Co-op providing you with everything you will need for your stay only a short drive away.
Machair is the Gaelic name for a rare and distinctive coastal grassland that supports a huge diversity of wildlife.
Corn Crakes usually arrive from late April, mostly from mid- May and are much more difficult to see after June. White Tailed and Golden Eagles can be spotted around Loch Eynort.
During Autumn the numerous lochs provide food for a wide range of migrant North American shorebirds which have been blown across the Atlantic.
Trout and Salmon fishing are amongst the finest in Europe. Salmon and sea trout of up to 10lbs are caught regularly. From the sandy machair lochs to the peaty hill lochs there is plenty of choice for the keen fisherman.
Walking & Cycling
You can bring your own bike along or hire one from a local establishmemnt. You can pedal your way through some of the most spectacular scenery.
Walking can be experienced on all levels in South Uist. Ben Mhor, Ben Corodale and Hecla are the three highest peaks. To the west of the island is the fertile machair There are lots of walks to explore such as the Howmore (Tobha Mor) beach circuit which takes in the beach, machair and thatched cottages.
Old Tom Morris came to South Uist in 1891 at the request of Lady Cathcart so that she could impress her high society guests. Tom created an 18 hole course. When the demand for golf declined the maintinence of the course was not viable and was taken back by the wild for almost 80 years. At one point it was used as an airstrip. In 2005 a group of locals decided that they wanted their course back and set to work with the help of the golf industries biggest and best names. When you reach the 7th hole the spectacular Atlantic Ocean meets you and you are presented with golf holes that run through some of the most brilliant dune systems in golf. A true links course and a wonderful experience.