Barra Sound and the Monach Islands – 28th and 29th August 2024

 

Ceann Iar (The largest of the Monach Islands). Photo credit: Conor Lawless.

Trip summary

Two consecutive day trips to visit and summit selected islands in the Barra Sound and Monach (Heiskir) Islands in the Outer Hebrides as outlined in the detailed itinerary.

Taking the weather conditions into account, the exact running order will be determined closer to departure.


Dates

Thursday 29/8/24 and Friday 30/8/24

With either 8am and 9 am approx departures dependant on the day’s destination – to be determined based on updated weather forecasts.

Co-ordinator

Michaela Felber

Trip itinerary

There will be two consecutive day trips:

  • We will be sailing to the Monachs and land on one of the islands on the day that has the better weather forecast as the landing is heavily tide and weather-dependent. Departure from Castlebay marina, Castlebay approx 8am. £1200 for the day divided by participants. The main islands are Ceann Ear (once home to a nunnery), Ceann Iar and Shivinish (Sibhinis) are all linked at low tide.
  • Barra Sound Islands on the second day approx departure 9am. Getting an hour on each of Fuday and Gighay to bag high points, then hopefully landing on Hellisay, Flooday, Fuiay and Fiaray. This can be decided on the day and tailored to the group.

Boat can take 12 participants.

Places available

12 per boat

Departure or meeting place

Castlebay Marina, Barra

Accommodation

Dunard Hostel, Castlebay, 5 mins from Castlebay marina and the Calmac ferry terminal plus other Booking.com options.

Challenges and competences needed

Need to be fit to land on wet rocks and jump off boats without a jetty present.

Need hillwalking and navigation skills if hills to be bagged!

Businesses arranged through

Angus McLeod
Hebridean Seatours
Castlebay
Barra

Cost

Trying to get to as many Islands as possible in the day. Boat can take 12 participants.

Monach islands is £1200 divided amongst participants.
Barra Sound is £900 divided amongst participants.

Reserve or enquire about trip

Please contact mfelber AT hotmail.co.uk.

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