‘Out of Nowhere’ – Isle of Barra & Vatersay on the Hebridean Way
‘Out of Nowhere’ – Isle of Barra & Vatersay on the Hebridean Way

‘Out of Nowhere’ – Isle of Barra & Vatersay on the Hebridean Way

Episode 3: ‘Out of Nowhere’ – Isle of Barra

What happens when you embark on a big solo hike – and then you panic? This episode of Wild for Scotland sees us embarking on a big adventure on the Isle of Barra.

‘Out of Nowhere’ is a story about my first day on the Hebridean Way – 155-mile long-distance trail across the Outer Hebrides. I take you with me on the ferry to Castlebay, my journey to the start of the hike and up into the hills of Barra. And as you can imagine – not everything went entirely to plan…

After the story, I share my top 5 tips with you to get the most out of your time on Barra when you visit.

References & helpful links:

Find the ferry from Oban to Barra: Calmac route from Oban to Castlebay

Or take a flight with Loganair.

Visit Kisimul Castle in Castlebay.

Read my guide for hiking the Hebridean Way and plan your own trip.

Stay at Barra Beach Hotel.

Go sea kayaking or try another activity with Clearwater Paddling.

Become a patron and support Wild for Scotland.

Join my Scotland Facebook group to find like-minded Scotland lovers.

Disclaimer: All information provided in this podcast is based on personal travel experiences. Companies mentioned in the story or tips were active at the time of release. If you listen to episodes at a later point, note that this information may have changed in the meantime.


Written, hosted and produced by Kathi Kamleitner. Additional support by Fran Turauskis.

Cover Art illustrated by Lizzie Vaughan-Knight. Musik by Bruce Wallace.

Additional sound effects from Zapsplat, Pond5 and SoundBoard.

All photographs by Kathi Kamleitner.

Season 1: Islands

The first season of Wild for Scotland is all about the Scottish isles. Each week, we travel to a different island and spend some time exploring their nooks and crannies, history and landscapes.

Images from the Isle of Barra


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