5) Itinerary - Isle Of Lewis - COZMIC DAVE PHOTOGRAPHY

Isle Of Lewis


Week4: 20th - 27th June, 2019

Purpose: To explore and photograph Callanish Stone Circle and it's neighbouring megalithic sites. 

Summer Solstice is on the 21st June

Dunvegan to Callanish Stone Circle

dunv to call

Route: Dunvegan to Callanish Stone Circle

Mileage: 95 miles

Duration: 4 hours 20 minutes

Includes ferry crossing

Ferry: Island Hopping Ticket from Skye

Car = £135.95

Driver & Passenger £31.95 each

https://www.calmac.co.uk/hopscotch-23-barra-uists-harris-skye

Ticket valid for 4 weeks only

(all ferries will cost over £300 if purchased separately)

The ferry route is operated by Caledonian MacBrayne - commonly known as CalMac.

The Uig to Tarbert route connects the village 'Uig' on the Isle of Skye to 'Tarbert', which is the main settlement on the Isle of Harris in the Western Isles of Scotland.

There are up to 2 crossings per day and accepts foot passengers and vehicles. The crossing time is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.


Weather Conditions in June 2019

The climate is usually mild and reasonably dry. June is in the summer in Isle of Lewis and is typically the 3rd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 14°C (57°F), whilst at night 8°C (47°F) is normal.

Daytime temperature: 14.1°C 57.4°F

Nightly temperature: 8.1°C 46.6°F

Average temperature: 11.1°C 52°F

Daily sunshine: 6.5 hrs Avg rainfall 74 mm 2.9 ins

Rainy days: 19 days

Sea temperature: 11.3°C 52.4°F

Humidity: 85%

:Windspeed 19.4kph 12 mph

On average June is the 2nd driest month of the year in Isle of Lewis with around 74mm 2.9 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 19 days, although this may vary consider.

Uig to Tarbert Ferry Timetable

Uig to Tarbert Ferry Fees - FREE (included with a 'Hopscotch' ticket).

Petrol stations in The Outer Hebrides

https://www.visitouterhebrides.co.uk/visitor-info/facilities/petrol-and-garages

* The only place to buy fuel on a Sunday is at Engebret’s Garage in Stornoway. (near the Council buildings on the road leading to the airport). *

Manor Filling Station, 64-70 Bayhead, Stornoway, HS1 2DZ - open Mon - Sat 07:00 - 23:00 Sun: Closed

Uig Community Shop and Petrol Station, Timsgarry, Uig, Isle of Lewis Outer Hebrides HS2 9JD - open Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00 Sun: Closed



Pubs

Some of the larger pubs and hotels in Stornoway are now open, as is the Doune Braes Hotel in the West near to the Callanish Stones.


Food

https://www.visitouterhebrides.co.uk/food-and-drink/restaurants-cafes-and-bars




Camping


Ardroil Sands Campsite : (fee: £2.00 per night)

Address: 6 Ardroil, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9EU.


Eileanfraoich Campsite : (fee per night: One Man Tent = £7.00 + £5.00 for car = £12.00).

Address: North Shawbost Isle of Lewis HS2 9BQ


Ravenspoint Visitors Centre

This is not a campsite, however having contacted via email 'Mairi' has confirmed that I can pitch a small tent free of charge. A fee of £5 per night is charged for use the facilities (toilet, shower, etc.)


West Harris Trust




Callanish to Ardroil Campsite

cal to uig camp

Directions - Distance 12.5 miles

callanish to campsite1

Ravenspoint Visitors Centre - Isle Of Lewis

 Places For Landscape Photography


Isle of Lewis Outer Hebrides

1) Ardroil Sands, Uig

2) Bernera,  HS2 9LT



Map section of Isle Of Lewis

Map showing Ancient Megalithic Sites




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