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The Loch Erisort Inn

The Loch Erisort Inn.

The world-famous standing stones at Calanais.

Here in Lewis and Harris, we have some of the world's best trout and salmon fishing on our doorstep.

The beautiful Loch Erisort, in Lewis's popular and picturesque South Lochs area.

The Local Area

South Lochs And Pairc

The Pairc area of Lewis comprises of approx 6500 acres in what is acknowledged to be the most remote area of the UK. There are inhabited villages or “townships” — Shieldinish, Habost, Kershader, Garyvard, Caversta, Cromor, Marvig, Calbost, Gravir, Orasay and Lemreway; in addition to many now deserted settlements.

The total population of the area is around 400 of whom most are Gaelic speakers.

There is a wide variety of wildlife to be spotted - birds of prey, including Golden and Sea Eagles, Otters, Seals, Porpoises.

More information on the area can be viewed at www.lochslewis.org.

Family History

For those wishing to visit the area to research family history. Or for those simply interested in the human history of Pairc, the Museum at Gravir contains historical items and material and the Ravenspoint Centre at Kershader houses the Angus Macleod Archive (www.angusmacleodarchive.org.uk) and is the home of the Pairc Historical Society.


As the name suggests, South Lochs has possibly more lochs than land and many are available for trout fishing. Permits are available at the Inn and further information can be supplied on request. Salmon fishing is also available locally — please contact us for details.

The area is ideal for walking either along the road or sections of the “old” road or, with a good pair of stout boots, venture off the road and over the moorland.

There is a way marked road from Cromore to Eilean (island) Orasaidh — the island can only be reached at low tide. For the more adventurous walker the way marked route, over rough terrain, to the stunning and deserted village of Steimreway starts at Orinsay.

Eilean Chaluim Chille or Columbas's Island, is situated off Cromore and is only accessible at low tide. The island is an early Christian site and ruins of an ancient church and graveyard can be seen.