Activities

White sandy beaches, spectacular scenery and warm Gaelic communities. Fascinating wildlife and challenging outdoor activities in the backdrop of an unspoilt wilderness.

And not forgetting some of the freshest seafood in the world.

Explore Harris on foot, by car or by public transport and you’re sure to find exactly what you are looking for.

From the Clisham Ridge to the less challenging 25 mile Harris Walkway, Harris offers a variety of walking routes for all levels and the fishing opportunities are endless in the clear coastal waters and lochs.

Visitors are welcome at the Harris Golf Club – a nine hole links course with stunning views over the Atlantic and whatever your religious beliefs or denomination, you’ll find a warm welcome at the many Presbyterian churches on the island. There's also a regular bus service between Tarbert and Husinish Beach every day - just ask at the Tourist Information Office in Tarbert for more information.

We can’t list all the attractions and activities that our island has to offer - www.visithebrides.com may help - but here are a few that we think you should certainly consider ...

Blackhouse Village (Na Gearrannan)
A unique settlement of restored thatched cottages that give visitors a taste of life Hebridean life in the 19th century, including weaving and crofting. Tel: 01851 643416.

Sea Harris
A well established local tour company specialising in scheduled and chartered boat trips to the fascinating world heritage site, St Kilda, and other nearby islands. Tel: 01859 502007.

Seallam! Visitor Centre
An interesting collection of art, music, books and exhibitions and a chance to discover your Highland ancestry. Tel: 01859 520258.

The North Harris Trust
A community organisation and charity that develops and safeguards the rich natural and culture heritage of Harris. Tel: 01859 502222.

Harris Outdoor Adventure
Guided sea kayaking, wind sailing, sea sailing or bike hire? Enjoy the spectacular scenery and wildlife on Harris as Bart and his experienced team help you come to grips with these exciting activities. Call Bart on 07788 425157.

The Sanding Stones of Calanais
One of the most remote and ancient monuments in Europe, the Standing Stones at Calanais attract tens of thousands of visitors every year – fascinating, spiritual and awe-inspiring. Tel: 01851 621422.

The Mission House Studio
A converted church – home and studio of artists Beka and Nickolai Globe and a captivating collection of photography, stoneware and furniture, all influenced by the dramatic Harris landscape. Tel: 01859 530227.

The Harris Tweed Company
A highly-acclaimed showroom of classic, hand woven Harris Tweed clothing and accessories using pure virgin wool. Tel: 01859 511297.

Skoon Art Cafe
Small comfortable cafe promoting original art and traditional Scottish music. Tel: 01859 530268.

Scarista House Restaurant
Restaurant in elegant former manse with stunning views to the sea. Tel: 01859 550238.


Useful Links

www.lewis-car-rental.co.uk - local car rental

http://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/travel/busservice/current/indexlh.asp - local bus service information

http://www.visithebrides.com/events/ - calendar of Hebridean events

https://www.visitscotland.com/destinations-maps/lewis-harris-stornoway/ - information on Harris and the surrounding islands

Made in the Outer Hebrides - a comprehensive guide to Hebridean visual art and crafts