50 pitches suitable for:
Tents, Caravans and Motorhomes.
(12 with electric hookups)
Prices for tents per-night:
Tent – £5
Family tent – £10
Prices for Caravans & Motorhomes per-night:
Caravan/Motorhome – £15
Electric Hookups – £10 per night
Awnings – £5 per night
Kneep Campsite on Traigh na Beirigh
Traigh na Beirigh is the name of the bay on whose grassy dunes the campsite sits and the site is owned by the Cnip villagers through a community trust. The village itself is 35 miles from the main town, Stornoway and the route covers over miles and miles of captivating emptiness in which rocks poke up through the threadbare soil like elbows through an old tweed jacket.
The Campsite set amidst the dunes next to a wonderful beach with wonderful views.
In the summer, the Machair has an amazing and stunning array of wildflowers. It is full of colour. With a white sandy beach and bright turquoise blue water on your doorstep, if you’re a wild swimmer, into watersports or in need of a summer sunbathe, this spot is perfect. But be warned…the sun may be out but the sea will still be around 7 or 8 degrees celsius. In the summer, the weather on Lewis can be variable.
A serviceable toilet and shower block with male and female facilities
(1 cubicle and 2 new £1-coin-operated showers each) and a dishwashing station.
For any laundry, Uig Community shop has a laundry station.
There is a recycling facility behind the toilet block.
If the bins for waste and recycling are full at Kneep and Uig Community Shop, then please take your rubbish home with you. Chemical waste disposal is available to all and donations for usage are welcome.
Off site facilities
Uig Community Shop <5 miles
Bar <10 miles
Uig Sands Restaurant <10 miles
Opening Dates this year:
Start of May to end of September
If you really want to stretch your legs, then head for Uig Sands, four miles south of Cnip.
It’s an extravagant cove where the low tide retreats for miles out to sea and leaves a rippled tract of golden sand. It was here that a cow accidentally found the Lewis Chessmen in 1831. Made by the Vikings from walrus ivory, these 12th-century chess pieces were discovered among the sands and are now in the National Museum in Edinburgh and the British Museum in London .
Callanish Standing Stones
Calanais Visitor Centre, Calanais, Isle of Lewis, Eilean Siar, HS2 9DY
These swirling spires of Lewisian gneiss, the oldest rock in Britain, have the gnarled look of petrified oak trunks. As well they might because the stones, set in the shape of a Celtic cross, are older than Stonehenge and just as baffling. If you can get a shot of the stones at sunset, it will definitely be one to keep.
Carloway Broch, Lewis and Harris Island, Isle of Lewis, HS2 9AZ
Butt of Lewis Lighthouse
Butt of Lewis Lighthouse, Lewis and Harris, HS2 0XH
Gearannan Blackhouse Village
Gearannan Blackhouse Village, 5A Garenin, Isle of Lewis, HS2 9AL