photo: Duncan Fawkes
W I L D L I F E
The rich and protected environment is abundant
with wildlife including seals, otters, dolphins, whales, seabirds, moorland grouse, golden and sea eagles
Each season provides a new array of wildlife with migratory geese and swans, basking sharks, whales and an abundance of coastal and moorland birds.
There is a colony of seals who regularly play and sunbathe within walking distance of Cnoc Na Ba.
M A C H A I R
In the summer the sandy wildlife meadows on the West side of Harris are a stunning carpet of wildflowers with nesting birds, warm sea breezes
and the beautiful songs of the skylark and corncrake. Lapwings and ravens tumble overhead.
B E A C H E S, W A L K I N G & G O L F
The sandy beaches on the West coast of Harris are considered to be world class and you may have them
to yourself, all are within easy reach of Cnoc Na Ba.
There is much to explore amongst the hills, lochs and moorland with guided walks available and plenty of opportunity for fishing.
The 9 hole golf course at Scarista above the Atlantic Ocean surf has been officially recognized in Golf International as one of the "Terrific 12" course worldwide, "a jewel of a wee course". Visit www.harrisgolf.com for more information.
H A R R I S T W E E D
For centuries the islanders of Lewis, Harris, Uist and Barra have woven the magical cloth the world knows as Harris Tweed, Clo Mhor in the original Gaelic - "The big cloth".
In the Outer Hebrides the cloth has always been woven by hand, by the crofters in their own homes. Harris has long been known for the excellence of its weaving, and now it is exported throughout the world.
K I D S S T U F F
Harris is the adventure playground that most children dream of, with endless sandy beaches and wide open spaces to explore, and create their own adventures. Fishing trips with trusted seamen and guaranteed (almost) result, magical old ruins and excellent cycling means they are very rarely bored.
T H E C R O F T E R ' S Y E A R
All year round the local crofting community is busy with one thing or another in their crofting lives, be it lambing, cutting peats, clipping and dipping.
You will get the opportunity to watch, talk about the weather, or perhaps the state of the global economy. There is always something to talk about!
W E A T H E R & N O R T H E R N L I G H T S
The diversity of scenery is endlessly fascinating as is the weather which can range from balmy sunshine to wild invigorating winds, sometimes on the same day.
You may be lucky enough to see the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) amid spectacular night-time skies free of light pollution.
Winter is tempered by the effects of the Gulf stream so there is little snow and frost, but it can be stormy. Harris is an interesting place to visit at all times of the year.