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"Beautiful emptiness" Western Isles Off The Beaten Path Tip by d4ve

Western Isles Off The Beaten Path: 1 reviews and 0 photos

My son and I travelled to Outer Hebridean Isle of Lewis (and Harris) Summer 2005. It took a day and a half to get there by coach, hired can and ferry. Never again. We visited the Standing Stones at Callanish. Excellent. Good tea rooms. The waymarked walk along the cliff tops from the old village on the western tip of Lewis was beautiful and we met two people in four hours. We then moved to Harris (same island, southern end) and climbed the mountain of Todun. Four hours up and down, saw no-one. From the top you can see no houses, no roads, no people. Watch out for the sheer dliff just before you reach the top, we almost walked over it! The western end of Harris has beautfiul deserted silver sand beaches stretching in classic crescents and daisied meadows. Don't expect pubs to eat in, we found very few, but the motel in Tarbet in Harris served Chicken Blackford, breast of chicken wrapped in bacon stuffed with Haggis and served in a whisky cream sauce. Utter heaven.

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  • Written Aug 21, 2006
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