Where to find us...
Far a bheil sinn...
Loch Stiapabhat and Observatory is located opposite the turning into Lionel School and Spòrsnis in Lionel, North Lewis (see map to the right and directions below)
Parking is available at the junction opposite to the gated entrance to the reserve.
The observatory is open all year round (never locked)
For more info, tel: 01851850393 or
Leave Stornoway heading towards Barvas, continue through Barvas north, following signs to the Butt of Lewis along the A857 (25.7 miles). Turn left onto Slighe Naomh Rònain/B8013, arrive at the parking bay for Loch Stiapabhat.
GETTING TO THE ISLE OF LEWIS:
Calmac () operates ferries between Ullapool and Stornoway, Uig on Skye and Tarbert in Harris and between Leverburgh on Harris and Berneray/North Uist.
Flybe / Loganair ( / ) run direct flights from Glasgow, Inverness, Barra and Benbecula to Stornoway airport.