From Ness I continued to drive towards the Butt of Lewis – there is also a stunning walk all around the coastline but I decided to do this another time and just walk along a few stops.
Along the single track to the Butt of Lewis Lighthouse, I found one of my favourite beaches – Port Stoth. White shell beach and turquoise water.
Because of it’s proximity to the lighthouse and lack of roads, all the materials for the construction (between 1859 and 1862) were brought by ship and landed in here. (Visit Outer Hebrides)
Spot the cute dog.
Butt of Lewis Lighthouse
I parked the car at the lighthouse and continued walking along the cliffs toward the site of Eoropie. Just watching the bird and the waves.
Europe’s most northwesterly point can be pretty wild. I saw images of waves coming over the cliffs. The Butt of Lewis is also the most northern tip of the Outer Hebrides and according to the Guinness Book of Records the windiest place in the UK. So be careful when you open your car doors!
The lighthouse was built in 1862 by David and Thomas Stevenson.
This remote location is a rugged and wild landscape. The Butt of Lewis is a collection of rocks and sea stacks with cliffs that rise 20-30metres above the boiling sea below. Even on a calm day the water smashes into the rocks and the wind howls across the cliff tops. (Meanderingwild.com)