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Directions from Stornoway to Crowlista

Take the A859 south out of Stornoway, turn right at Leurbost on a road which becomes the  A858, and where there are tourist signs to Callanis.   Cross the island, driving through through Achmor and Lochganavich.   At Garynahine turn left on to the B8011, signposted to Uig and Bernera. Follow the road across the central moorland, over the bridge at the head of Little Loch Roag and continue along the fast new road through to Loch Chroistean where it becomes single track. Continue through Carishader to Miabhaig, where the road turns left up a narrow valley (created by sub glacier meltwaters) with crags and a small forest on the left side. At the top of the valley turn right at the bus shelter to Erista, Aird and Crowlista. Pass the row of houses at Erista, keeping to the right, and at the end of the village there is a left fork to Crowlista. Follow the road down to the sandy bay, and you will see the first few houses of Crowlista above you to the right. When you reach a road junction at the post box, turn right doubling back.   Airebroc is the first large house on the right, with its byre next to the road.

Flights to Stornoway

The nearest airport is just outside Stornoway, about an hour's drive from Crowlista. Several airlines offer routes from the Scottish mainland to Stornoway Airport:

Flybe recently started providing connection flights through to Stornoway from Gatwick, taking about 3 / 4 hours in all.

British Airways fly between Stornoway and Glasgow, Inverness and Edinburgh

By ferry

Caledonian MacBrayne (phone 0800 066 5000) run two ferry routes between Lewis/Harris and the Scottish mainland: Ullapool to Stornoway and Uig (Skye) to Tarbert (Harris).  The drive from Crowlista to Tarbet is about 70 miles - the AA route planner suggests 2 ½ hours to do this but our satnav suggests 2 hours.

Bus - good connections to the ferries

Regular bus services from Inverness connect with Ullapool ferry arrival and departure times. Citylink Coaches will take your luggage from you at Inverness and store it in their van until you get out at Stornoway, so that you do not need to carry it with you on and off the boat. Citylink's number is +44 (0) 99 05 05 05 05. Online timetables at  

You can also cross to the island via the ferry from Uig in Skye to Tarbert in Harris (Lewis and Harris are one island).   Skyeways Express Coaches operate from Glasgow and Inverness to Uig in Skye, telephone +44 (0) 15 99 53 43 28. For timetables and information on getting around the islands by bus phone Stornoway Bus Station on +44 (0)1851 704327. A system of 'request' bus services means that you can call the local bus driver and ask to be picked up right outside the house in the morning, and dropped back at the house in the evening. Note: you cannot catch an afternoon ferry and expect to get a bus to Crowlista, except late on Saturday evenings.   

Car hire

Here are several car hire companies on Lewis.  While each is based in a different part of the island, they will all deliver to the

ferry terminal or airport.  Here are some to try:

Arnol Motors   Arnol (tel: 01851 710548)  

Car Hire Hebrides  Stornoway Airport (tel: 01871 706500)  

Mackinnons Car Hire  Stornoway (tel: 01851 702984)

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