The Uig landscape is way steeper, and a lot of dramatic than elsewhere on Lewis, with its combination of myriad islets, wild cliff scenery, and patches of pristine golden sand. The realm extends from Brenish in the west to Lochganvich in the east.
Uig beach is legendary for being the site where the Lewis Chessmen, twelfth century Norse chess items, were found. The beautiful sands at Traigh Uig are illustrious united of the best of all Scotland's beaches. This out-and-back walk crosses the beach associated a painting bridge before visiting the historic Baile na Cille burial ground.
The primary access to Uig Beach is from a parking lot on its southeast side, complete with a close-by bivouac. However this can be a posh and for the most part fencelike beach, and you'll be able to gain placing views of it from the variety of points within the encompassing landscape, particularly from the road to the little hamlet at Carnais.
The chessmen kinda part of a variety of various sets, and ninety-three items exist altogether. Some are currently within the National depository of a European nation in Edinburgh, whereas most reside within the British treasury.
North of Timsgarry a minor road results in Gallan Head and therefore the settlement of Arid Uig. This can be a singular place. A crofting town stands higher than the top of the bay to the east of Gallatin Head itself. On the far side, square measure the relics of 0.5 a century of military use. RAF Arid Uig was established as a chilly War microwave radar base, a part of the same chain as "Scotland's Secret Bunker" in flute however with the accommodation higher than ground instead of below it.
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