April Squares: Benbecula

Benbecula is a small island โ€“ eight miles by eight miles โ€“ squashed between North and South Uist in the Outer Hebrides. Itโ€™s generally flat, more loch than rock, with its high point, Rueval, at 406 feet not much of a challenge. Still, we climbed to the top and here I am gazing out at the landscape spread before me. For the full story see Hebridean Hop 14: Benbecula.

Today is the last day of Becky’s April Squares – #SquareTops – so huge thanks to her for running another successful challenge. I’ve enjoyed looking back at some of the tops we have stood on in the past in lieu of being able to revisit them in the current lockdown.

What next? I wondered in March if I would be able to write another Glasgow Gallivanting post, given that I’m not gallivanting anywhere. Turns out I could, so that will be out tomorrow. Also, I’ve finally had time to write up our trip to Berwickshire last summer, so that series will be starting next week. After that, who knows? Perhaps some limited gallivanting will resume. Let’s hope so!


  1. I always find it interesting that you don’t have to be very high up to get a great view. I’ve enjoyed your mountain top scenery very much and I’m looking forward to your new series!


  2. I have loved your theme for top this month, lovely to see you and John on top of the world in so many beautiful locations. Happy future gallivanting ๐Ÿ˜