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Here is a list of books for Isle of Lewis that you may find useful.



Isle of Lewis books: Maps

West Lewis and North Harris (OS Landranger Map)
West Lewis and North Harris (OS Landranger Map)

Perfect for day trips and short breaks, the OS Landranger Map series covers Great Britain with 204 detailed maps. Each map provides all the information you need to get to know your local area and includes places of interest, tourist information, picnic areas and camp sites, plus Rights of Way information for England and Wales.

Price: £5.24

Publication: 7 July 2008

West Lewis and North Harris (OS Landranger Map)   West Lewis and North Harris (OS Landranger Map)


Isle of Lewis books: Travel Guides

Lewis and Harris: Pevensey Island Guides
Lewis and Harris: Pevensey Island Guides

The essential guide for the discerning tourist and island devotee, the "Pevensey Island Guide: Lewis & Harris" describes everything the visitor needs to know about the islands' heritage, landscape, climate, flora and fauna. It contains fascinating information on all the key places of interest, from areas of outstanding beauty such as the mountains, freshwater lochs and moorland to historical landmarks such as the Callanish stone circle. It is illustrated with over 100 superb colour photographs showing every aspect of the island and its people.

Price: £5.75

Publication: 27 April 2007

Lewis and Harris: Pevensey Island Guides   Lewis and Harris: Pevensey Island Guides


Isle of Lewis books: History & Heritage

Lewis in History and Legend: The East Coast
Lewis in History and Legend: The East Coast

The Isle of Lewis, the largest and most populous of the islands of the Outer Hebrides, has had an eventful history which stretches back thousands of years. In this eagerly awaited second volume of Lewis in History and Legend, Bill Lawson deals with the townships of the east coast of the island, from Tolsta in the north to the boundary with Harris in the south, and with Stornoway, the commercial and administrative capital of the island. In his own inimitable style, he traces the story of the island from earliest times to the present day, describing the landscape and the physical remains of the past. More importantly, however, he excels in charting the history of the people themselves, weaving his way through the centuries with stories drawn from documented sources, oral tradition, Gaelic song and from his own experiences of many years travelling around the island and researching the history of its families. The result is a unique insight in to the way of life and history of an island.

Price: £7.69

Publication: 18 Oct 2011

Lewis in History and Legend: The East Coast   Lewis in History and Legend: The East Coast


Isle of Lewis books: Walking and Tours

Walking on Harris and Lewis: 30 Routes in the Outer Hebrides (British Mountains)
Walking on Harris and Lewis: 30 Routes in the Outer Hebrides (British Mountains)

This walking guide describes 30 day walks all over the Isle of Harris and Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides. All easily accessible from Stornaway or Tarbet. Routes vary from short strolls to long wilderness hikes, high-level and low-level, and include the An Cliseam horseshoe, visits to ancient historic monuments like the stone circles of Calanais and the famous Butt of Lewis lighthouse, all illustrated with OS maps and dramatic photography. The routes in this guide range from 4km to 22km and take in most of the main summits as well as lots of the antiquities and other places of interest. A list of all the Marilyns (British hills of any height with a drop of at least 150m on all sides) on Harris, Lewis and St Kilda is included at the back. Much of the Long Island, as its known, is remote and walkers are not likely to encounter anyone else in their explorations, so these walks are for well-equipped, experienced hikers with good navigational skills. Tips are also included about walking on St Kilda, Berneray, Taransay, The Shiant Islands and The Flannan Isles, along with a short Gaelic glossary and route summary table.

Price: £9.06

Publication: 20 April 2010

Walking on Harris and Lewis: 30 Routes in the Outer Hebrides (British Mountains)   Walking on Harris and Lewis: 30 Routes in the Outer Hebrides (British Mountains)


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