Exploring the Isle of Harris on foot - lace up your hiking boots and head for the hills or the coast

The Isle of Harris is the perfect destination for those keen to lace up their hiking boots and head for the hills or the coast. There are so many coastal paths, inland walkways, hills and valleys to explore that they will keep you coming back time after time. Here are some ideas about the adventures you could begin when staying with Blue Reef Cottages and keen to explore some Isle of Harris walks.

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Coastal paths

The Isle of Harris boasts some of the most breathtaking coastal scenery in Scotland. People come from all over the world to enjoy it each year. Rugged cliffs, hidden coves and sweeping sandy beaches are waiting to be explored. Coastal paths allow walkers to take in magnificent views out to the sea, all the way to the horizon. You can listen to the crashing waves and excitable seabird colonies along the way. Whether you’re wandering along the golden sands of Luskentyre Beach or the beaches at Scarista, each step brings you closer to the natural beauty of the island.

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Mountain trails

For those seeking a more challenging adventure, the mountains and hills of Harris beckon with their wild and untamed beauty. Clisam is the highest peak on Harris, standing at 799 metres high. From here, on a good day, the panoramic views are breathtaking. Photographs simply don’t do it justice. Other nearby peaks include the craggy slopes of Ceapabhal and the rolling hills of the North Harris Hills.

Historic paths

As you walk around Harris, you will soon begin to see the remnants of a time gone by. The history of the people of the island is all around us and is accessible on foot. For example, traditional villages and archaeological treasures can be found underfoot in the form of Iron Age brochs, medieval churches, and abandoned crofts. Each stone tells a story of the people who once lived and worked here. Isle of Harris history is all there underfoot for you to explore.

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Wildlife walks

The wildlife on Harris is all around us and can be seen on walks throughout the year. Seals, red deer, golden eagles and hares are all local residents. Walks on the Isle of Harris are never the same two days in a row. Find out more about the wildlife on our island here.

Leave only footprints

Blue Reef Cottages is an environmentally friendly place to stay. We hope that our guests share our love for nature. By following the Scottish Outdoor Access Code, everyone can enjoy the island whilst leaving it in a perfect state for the next generation.

Visit Outer Hebrides and Walk Highlands are good websites to help you plan any of your walking trips whilst here. So whether you’re wandering along windswept beaches or scaling mountain peaks, you are sure to fall in love with Isle of Harris walks. Book your stay with us today to begin your adventure.

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Our Isle of Harris holiday cottages are your doorway to escapism and tranquillity. Our two cottages sit looking out onto a beautiful vista of sea and mountains.

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The most perfect place on earth. Outstanding stunning Cottage. We stayed in Taigh Iain. Rhoda the Owner of these two amazing Cottages was Absolutely the Best Host. Everything You need is in the Cottage. The Cottages have a large Spa Bath and sauna which are fabulous. The huge bed was SO comfortable. Everything/everywhere was SO clean too and We loved Our Welcome Bag filled with goodies.

You would never get bored of the view You have from the Living Room area and the wildlife.my Husband and I stayed here in October.

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