|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Trumisgarry (Trùmaisgearraidh) (NF873740)|
|To:||Port nan Long (NF895783)|
|Distance:||3.4 miles (5.5 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The B893 is a short road in the north of North Uist. It was originally unclassified but had gained its present number by 1939.
This little road nearly but not quite serves the Sound of Harris Ferry. To be precise, it used to, but when the causeway was built to Berneray the ferry transferred to a new, more suitable pier, while the road number stayed put, terminating at the old pier, in what now appears to be a car park by a farm.
On its short journey back to the A865, the B893 skirts a wide stretch of machair on the west coast of the island and a ruinous broch-like structure set in the middle of a small lochan, with two causeways leading to it. The guide books suggested that this landlocked lochan was connected to the sea by underground channels which actually made it tidal, covering the causeways at times. I didn't wait to find out. Further south, the road passes through a scattering of houses and then crosses two tidal inlets on causeways, before turning sharp right to meet the main road.