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WALKING

Introduction

You will experience some of the most stunning landscapes in Europe walking at Morsgail: the island boasts turquoise seas, white beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see, and some of the best archaeology in Scotland. A walking holiday at Morsgail is a magical experience.

The land is steeped in history and culture, ranging back thousands of years and the unique Gaelic culture of the Hebrides can have a mystical effect. Climb the rugged peaks and gaze down upon pristine white sand beaches skirting the sea, across to the smaller islands dotting the horizon.

Far below the barren mountains sparkle a glittering mosaic of Hebridean lochs, dominated by Loch Langavat, named long ago, like so many of the island’s features, by distant Viking visitors. Walking the shoreline will reveal the rich flora of the island found in the famous coastal flower meadows.

A hike towards Stornoway to the ancient Callanish stone circles – known as the Glastonbury of Scotland – will have you standing in awe. Head towards Harris and the igloo-like beehive sheilings, built from rock, tell a story of generations past huddled in shelter from the elements; their ghosts remain.

There are plenty of stunning island walks across Lewis and Harris detailed here that will guide you through our breathtaking scenery, from the dizzy heights of the North Harris Eagle Observatory Walk, along the Heritage Trail from Tolsta to Port of Ness and up the fine mountains at Clisham Horseshoe. Click here to find out more: www.visitouterhebrides.co.uk

Details

Access to some of the most stunning and untouched beaches in the world

Chance to visit Scotland’s own Glastonbury, the ancient and spiritual Callanish stone circles

Miles of remote costal walks

Extensive maps of the island to help you explore its hidden gems

A step back in time with a trip to the infamous thatched Black Houses, where people lived in one chimney-less room with their cattle, burning peat for warmth

Packed lunches by prior arrangement with the estate (supplement required)