"Wandering the Western Isles" Lewis by travelmad478
Lewis Travel Guide: 17 reviews and 27 photos
In July 2003, I took the car ferry from Ullapool, on the west coast of Scotland, to Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis. I drove around Lewis and Harris for a few days, taking in the island's unique and lovely landscapes.
My route around Lewis ran as follows: I arrived in the early morning in Stornoway, drove via Barabhas to Port Nis and the "Butt of Lewis," then backtracked down the west side of the island to reach Carloway and Callanish. From there, I drove west to the Uig peninsula and stayed at a B&B near Timsgearraidh. The next morning I drove to the end of the road stretching southward along the edge of the Uig peninsula, then returned and drove back across the center of the island toward Luirbost. From there, I turned south and took a short spin around the Pairc peninsula before continuing on through the mountain passes to Tarbert. By this time, I was in the southern half of the island, called Harris. I drove in a counter-clockwise circle around South Harris, taking in the spectacular beaches of Losgaintir, and then back to Tarbert along the rocky eastern side of the island. That night, I took the ferry from Tarbert to the Isle of Skye.
A first for me--sheep on the beach. This was in South Harris, near Losgaintir. more travel advice
The southern part of Harris includes some really stunning coastline on the western side of the island. This photo shows... more travel advice
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