Things to Do in Harris

Summer Activities in Harris

From walking to swimming there is always somewhere to explore in Harris. You probably won’t get it all done in one trip – just another good reason to come back again!

Wild Swimming

Whether you fancy dipping your toes in the sea or go for a full-on guided swim you have plenty spots to choose from.

Hiking

If you love a good day exploring then you are spoilt for choice in Harris. From short coastal walks to climbing the Clisham there is something for everyone in Harris.

Hiking

If you love a good day exploring then you are spoilt for choice in Harris. From short coastal walks to climbing the Clisham there is something for everyone in Harris.

Golf

Scarista Golf Course, recognised as one of the most picturesque 9 – hole golf courses in the world. This course is located in South Harris (a 30-minute drive from the cottages). You will have the most beautiful view of Scarista beach while you make your way around the course.

Fishing

Harris is well known for its Atlantic Salmon & Sea Trout fishing. Visit Borve Lodge Estate, Finsbay Cottages or Reasort Estates for any fishing enquiries/permits. Sunday is a day of rest, Fishing, especially Salmon & Sea Trout is prohibited by law throughout Scotland.

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Fishing

Harris is well known for its Atlantic Salmon & Sea Trout fishing. Visit Borve Lodge Estate, Finsbay Cottages or Reasort Estates for any fishing enquiries/permits. Sunday is a day of rest, Fishing, especially Salmon & Sea Trout is prohibited by law throughout Scotland.

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Scaladale Centre

The Scaladale centre offers a range of great winter activities from abseil, archery, nature walks, bushcrafts to ice skating. Pre booking is essential.

Boat Trips

There are a few companies offering boat trips to help you explore the Island.  You can take a short trip over to the Castaway Island Taransay, an afternoon wildlife spotting at the Shiant Isles or if you fancy further afield you can take a once in a lifetime day trip to St Kilda.

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Boat Trips

There are a few companies offering boat trips to help you explore the Island.  You can take a short trip over to the Castaway Island Taransay, an afternoon wildlife spotting at the Shiant Isles or if you fancy further afield you can take a once in a lifetime day trip to St Kilda.

For more information see:

North Harris Trust

The North Harris Trust Ranger Service often host guided walks during the summer months
(April – October).

Hiking

If you love a good day exploring then you are spoilt for choice in Harris. From short coastal walks to climbing the Clisham there is something for everyone in Harris.

Winter Activities in Harris

Don’t be put off by the winter weather, its not always wet and windy. The Autumn time came bring with it amazing sunsets and fantastic displays of the Northern Lights.

Star Gazing

With little light pollution in the Western Isles you will see a gorgeous night sky. If you like your star gazing or chasing the Fir Chlis (Gaelic for Aurora/Northern Lights) you are in the right place.

Photography

There is no end of photography options on the Isle of Harris. The Beaches are certainly the most popular but the hills, wildlife and old landmarks will also capture budding photographers.

Photography

There is no end of photography options on the Isle of Harris. The Beaches are certainly the most popular but the hills, wildlife and old landmarks will also capture budding photographers.

Sight Seeing

With so many places to see it is hard to list them all but some of the most popular include Luskentyre Beach, St Clements Church in Rodel, Scalpay lighthouse and Callanish stones, Isle of Lewis.

Local Tours

Why not visit the Isle of Harris Distillery for a guided tour and a taste of their famous gin and whiskey. Please make sure you book your spot as spaces fill up very quickly.

Local Tours

Why not visit the Isle of Harris Distillery for a guided tour and a taste of their famous gin and whiskey. Please make sure you book your spot as spaces fill up very quickly.

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