Walking on Harris and Lewis
Guidebook to 30 day walks on the Isles of Harris and Lewis, in Scotland's Outer Hebrides. Walks range from 2 to 14 miles; combining all-day routes in the high hills to short, lower-level walks that visit the world-famous heritage sites. Routes include the An Cliseam horseshoe, the stone circles of Calanais and Butt of Lewis lighthouse.
SeasonsBest enjoyed from Spring through Autumn, when the days are longer and the wind less persistent
CentresStornoway (Isle of Lewis), Tarbet (Isle of Harris)
Difficultyfor well-equipped, experienced hikers with good navigational skills
Must Seehigh hills meeting white sandy beaches at the edge of the Atlantic; stunning scenery with spectacular wildlife
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Richard Barrett spent his working life as a professional marketer, but still found time for climbing, winter mountaineering and sea kayaking. He first visited the Harris hills as a teenager and became a regular visitor. He lived in North Harris for a number of years, where he and his wife ran a guest house and, although now a city-dweller, he still makes frequent forays to the Hebrides, reconnecting with the wilderness and catching up with old friends.View author profile
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