An explorer's guide to the islands of Britain

Heather-clad mountains and some of the most spectacular beaches in Britain. Harris is also the jumping off point for other islands that you could spend a life-time exploring. Cycle through the geological wonders of the Golden Road and part of the Hebridean Way for a challenging and beautiful coastal circular around South Harris with show-stopper beaches and some excellent cafes and restaurants en-route. Think seaweed roast potatoes, lobster flatbreads or Harris gin overlooking the famed Luskentyre beach at sunset. Hike the Cliseum horseshoe or climb An Cliseum itself, at 799 metres it is the highest point in the Outer Hebrides with incredible views of the Hebridean chain, Skye and beyond. Amazing wildlife can be spotted with one of the best whale and dolphin spotting sites near Huisinis – reached by travelling down one of the most beautiful roads in the Hebrides with a stop at the North Harris Eagle Observatory on the way.

Details of a fabulous cycling circuit (or drive) around Harris describing all the points of interest on the way can be found in the book Islandeering: adventures around the outside edge of Britain’s hidden islands

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