Cross the White Bridge over the Atlantic from Lewis to Great Bernera and pass the Standing Stones guarding this ancient narrow crossing. Following the road through the centre of the island you will pass the walk to Dun Barabhat, a broch on a small island in the loch, and come upon the local shop and post office.
Continue up the road past the community playground, church and school and you will come to the Community Centre. Here the community café offer homemade sandwiches, soup and snacks, home baking and drinks and a place to meet and chat. Locally made crafts are on sale in the café. After refreshments why not have a look around the museum full of interesting information on Great Bernera.
The community centre, when open, also provides toilet and showers facilities. Various clubs meet in the hall and visitors are always welcome, as they are to special nights such as Film Club, quiz nights, games nights and shows; watch Bernera Community Association Facebook page for details.
Follow the road north from the Community Centre and you will pass the monument to the Bernera Rioters and finally come to Bosta Beach, one of the most beautiful small beaches in the outer Hebrides. Walk round the cemetery and visit the reconstructed Iron Age House for an insight to the people who lived at Bosta two thousand years ago.
Walking is encouraged on Great Bernera with a coastal walk from the Community Centre to Bosta being very popular, as well as walks to the Norse Mill and Lobster Pond. Look out for Golden Eagles and other wildlife while exploring.
B&B and Cottage rentals are available as well as locally operated boat trips and bus services linking to Stornoway.
So come and visit Great Bernera, stay a while and meet the friendly local community.