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Old Harris Drove Road

Start location: A859, north of Caisteal Ard (NB 186 096)
End location: A859, access track to mast (NB 194 069)
Geographical area: Western Isles
Path Type: Drove Road
Path distance: 3.3km
Accessibility info: Suitable for pedestrians

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Route Description

This is the start of the Harris Walkway, and it travels generally south, keeping west of Caisteal Ard and rejoins the A859 past the mast. From here journey onwards on the Harris Walkway by taking the old road to Tarbert down Gleann Lacasdail: http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=168.

OS Landranger 13 (West Lewis & North Harris) or 14 (Tarbert & Loch Seaforth)

Heritage Information

This old drove road, also the former post road, takes a very different line to the modern A859. It can be clearly seen on old maps. It is said that the crossing of Abhainn Scaladail was historically much closer to Loch Seaforth.

 

 



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