Lewis and Harris. You rarely hear of one Hebridean island without the other, and there’s a good reason for it: the two islands are actually one.
It’s easy to see how the situation could get confusing for anyone unfamiliar with the Outer Hebrides, but in short Lewis occupies the the north, separated from Harris by a mountain range, and the encroachment of the sea at Loch Seaforth and Loch Resort. The two are always referred to as separate islands, and if you were to visit you’d see why – it’s not just the geography that’s different, but the accents too!
Regular readers will be aware that I’m a Leodhasach (someone from Lewis) – but I love Harris just as much. I often say there’s nowhere more beautiful than the Harris beaches on a sunny day, and luckily for me, on my most recent visit home to the Hebrides, the sun shone every day (yes, really!).
So to give you a wee taste of my winter week in Lewis and Harris (not to mention my drives on the single track roads), I’ve put together one of my travel videos to take you along for the ride, from north to south, taking in Ness, Stornoway, Lochs, and the beaches and rocks of Harris. Press play and join me on a journey through Lewis and Harris!
Do you have any favourite places in Lewis and Harris, or ones you would you like to visit? Let me know in the comments below – I’d love to hear from you!
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