Rugged Run – Dail Mor Beach (Iain)

In 2016 an oil rig collied with the Isle of Lewis. Which I imagine made for an interesting insurance phone call.

Caller – hello, I’d like to report an accident.

Insurance company – how can we help you?

Caller – I’ve been involved in a collision.

Insurance company – with another vehicle?

Caller – An island. I hit an island. A massive 30 x 60 mile island…Yes, I know I should have known it was there….

The oil rig was being towed from Norway to Malta, when it became detached from the tug boat. The resulting crash looked like this.

Transocean Winner drilling rig, Isle of Lewis to be refloated - Practical  Boat Owner

Thankfully there was no long lasting damage other than to the pride of the man in charge of towing the oil rig.

If you want to check out the site then it’s a short walk from Dail Mor beach to the cliffs.



Rating: 4 out of 5.

Spectacular Views on a nice day but be careful if its windy.


Rating: 4 out of 5.

There is a car park at the start of the run.


Rating: 1 out of 5.


Nearest cafe

Rating: 1 out of 5.

Nothing nearby but there is a small shop in Barvas.

Run Surface

100% trail

Dog Friendly

Yes as long as your dog is safe near cliff edges



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