Out and about

dirty peat cutters

As with many island village communities, Achmore still continues to operate within the traditional crofting calendar (small scale agricultural practice). Depending on the time of year, you may observe sheep and cattle grazing contentedly on plentiful moorland heather or being gathered for shearing. Also, peat fuel being cut, dried and stacked (if you’re lucky you can even join in!).

As the name suggests ‘"North Lochs" is a must for the trout fisherman and naturalist alike. A short distance to the west coast of Lewis is a haven for those interested in water-sports (diving, surfing), for bird-watchers, ramblers, photographers, archaeologists, and all who love clean open spaces.

fun on the veranda

The main town of Stornoway has all the modern amenities, including:

the Pabbay Shepherd

And all within 10 minutes drive !

The village itself is serviced by a post-office, milk van, fish van and travelling grocer shops. A bus-stop is located approx 150m from Sundown Cottage. A good, reliable service runs regularly to and from Stornoway, and in a Westerly direction to Uig and Carloway.