School Road from Tolsta Chaolais
Start location: Doune Braes Hotel, south of Ciribhig, Lewis (NB 196 402)
End location: unclassified road, Tolsta Chaolais, Lewis (NB 195 389)
Geographical area: Western Isles
Path Type: Rural Path
Path distance: 1.3km
Accessibility info: Suitable for pedestrians
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The school path begins in front of the hotel and goes over the hill to Tolsta Chaolais.
OS Landranger 8 (Stornoway & North Lewis) or 13 (West Lewis & North Harris)
The Doune Braes Hotel was formerly a school, and the old road that runs from Tolsta Chaolais to the hotel was built for children to get to the school. Nineteenth century legislation required children to attend schools so the Congested Districts Board, set up in 1897, funded the construction of footpaths.
With thanks to Peter Clarke's The Timeless Way (2006)