|HHD0117||22 Jul 2017||7 Nights
|HHD0217||26 Aug 2017||7 Nights
This three-centre holiday is designed around fabulous walks amid varied and stunning land and seascapes, whist gaining an understanding of the rich cultural history. We will spend two nights on the Isle of Skye, three on Harris and two in Ullapool on the mainland's west coast.
The drive from Inverness to Skye follows the north shore of Loch Ness and takes us through Glen Shiel which was once the scene of the Jacobite defeat on May 11, 1719. We will stop at Eilean Donan Castle, much photographed since its restoration during the 1920s.
We spend one-and-a-half days walking on Skye before crossing the Little Minch to Harris. This Outer Hebridean island boasts a landscape of striking contrasts: rugged mountains to the north; white sandy beaches, turquoise ocean and flower-strewn machair on the southwest; rocky bays and lochans on the southeast. Here, at a crofter's cottage, we see the traditional weaving of Harris Tweed.
Travelling north across the narrow border into Lewis we visit the standing stones at Callanish. The 50 stones were erected at least 5000 years ago and the reasons for their alignment and relationship to three smaller stone circles and other monuments nearby remain a mystery.
Finally, we cross the Minch to Ullapool on Loch Broom. This lively fishing village where whitewashed buildings curl around its harbour, has much to offer, including live traditional music in the local pubs. A walk in the Assynt area, a geologist's paradise north of Ullapool, promises a memorable conclusion to this unique Highland experience.
Day 1 - Travel to Skye
Day 2 - Skye
Day 3 - Skye & Harris
Day 4 - Harris & Rhenigidale
Day 5 - Harris & Hushinish
Day 6 - Callanish & Ullapool
Day 7 - Ullapool & Assynt
Day 8 - Travel back to Inverness
Meet at Inverness Railway Station 13:30
Finish in Inverness 10:30
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