Friday Flickr – Outer Hebrides: Lewis and Harris

Standing stones, chessmen, tweed, beaches, wild coastlines and day trips to St Kilda are just some of the reasons to visit Lewis and Harris.

boats from Stornoway

This week’s Friday Flickr is the penultimate post on my photographic reminiscences of a journey through the length of Scotland’s Western Isles.

Arriving in Harris by ferry from Berneray I made my way slowly north until I reached the Butt of Lewis – Lewis’s northerly tip.

If this is as far north as I can go, surely this post should be the last in this series? Well, you’ll just have to wait until next week to find out where I went for my grand finale.

Although Lewis and Harris are referred to and administered as two separate islands they are actually one geographical whole. Harris in the south is more mountainous and is famous for its tweed (some of which I bought and had made into cushions for my van – now wherever I go in my van I have a bit of the Hebrides with me).

Lewis is where Stornoway, the capital of the island chain, can be found. It’s also home to the Callanish Stones (Stonehenge has nothing on these) and is where the Lewis Chessmen were found.

Click on the image below to access the Flickr album.

Outer Hebrides - Harris and Lewis

Have you been to Lewis and Harris? Share you thoughts in the comments below.

Author: Anne

Join me in my journey to live a life less boring, one challenge at a time. Author of the forthcoming book 'Walking the Kungsleden: One Woman's Solo Wander Through the Swedish Arctic'.

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