The Outer Hebrides

In August I went on a 3 week solo road trip around the Outer Hebrides.

I love reading about other people’s travels but I find that a lot of people don’t include price lists – and when you’re working to a budget you want to know what the cost of things are!

I’ve tried to compile a comprehensive list of what I spent my money on, but I’m sure I forgot about the odd pack of crisps or something!

Price List

Accommodation – read about it here

  • Aultguish Inn, Ullapool – 1 night – £67.50
    • single en-suite room with breakfast
  • Bayhead Bridge, Stornaway – 1 night – £45
    • student accommodation, en-suite
  • Callanish Camping – 2 nights – £80
    • camping pod, kettle, microwave, cool box and mains power
  • Luskentyre Beach, wild camping – £1 suggested honesty box
  • Horgabost Campsite – 4 nights – £60
    • tent pitch, no power
  • Lochmaddy Hotel – 1 night – £90
    • double ensuite room with breakfast
  • Moorcroft Glamping – 3 nights – £130
    • fridge, microwave, kettle, cutlery, mains power
  • Uist Storm Pods – 2 nights – £130
    • ensuite, kitchen facilites
  • Croit na h-Aibhne – 4 nights £220
    • bed & breakfast, ensuite

Accomodation total = £823.50

Transport

  • Ferry – Island hopper – 4 links – £184.30
  • Diesel – £131.06

Transport total = £315.36

Activities

  • Day trip to St Kilda – £220 full day
    • booked with SeaHarris
  • Horse riding on the beach – £40ph
    • Booked with Uist Community Riding School
  • Sea kayaking – £90 full day
    • Booked with Barra Surf Adventures
  • Seallam – £3
  • Na Geàrranan (blackhouse village) – £4.20

Activities total = £357.20

Food – read about it here

  • Dinner at Uig Sands Restaurant – £55
  • Dinner at Flavour £75/87 w choc
  • Dinner at Langass Lodge £ 49.30
  • Dinner at North Harbour Bistro £38.50
  • Dinner at North Harbour Bistro £35.50
  • Thai Cafe, Stornaway – £22.15
  • Dinner at The Anchorage, Leverburgh £44.50
  • Dinner at Lochmaddy Hotel £25.80
  • Groceries £133.05
  • Dinner at Charlie’s bistro £31
  • Croft & Cuan £19.90
  • Kildonian cafe (South Uist museum) £8.90
  • Am Politician £8.90
  • Kisimul cafe, Barra £24.30

Food total = £583.80

Gear

  • The Smokin’ Midge – £22.90
  • Fire extinguisher & First Aid car kit – £16.95
  • 1500W Inverter – £56.98
  • Physical Road map – £5.25
  • Laundry – Leverburgh – £8, £7 Moorcroft.
  • Souvenirs – £102.93
  • Tent – borrowed
  • GAs stove – borrowed
  • Camping chair – borrowed
  • Camping pot/bowls/cup – borrowed
  • Torch – borrowed

Gear total = £220.01

Grand total spent = £2299.87*

* I have no doubt missed something but roughly this is what my holiday has cost.

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