Blogs (September 2020) - Hebridean Way

Walker along the Scholars Path/Coffin Road

The Coffin Road

A footpath that joins the two coasts of Harris. Used to transport coffins to Luskentyre, as there were no cemetries on the rocky east coast of Harris.

Eriskay Ponies

The Enchanting Eriskay Ponies

Many a visitor to Eriskay departs enchanted by the ponies that roam freely across their island home.   Known in Gaelic as ‘Each Beag nan Eilean’ (Small Island Horse), the Eriskay Ponies, the last surviving native Hebridean pony breed.

Peat cutting - herringbone pattern

Peat Cutting

Ask any ex-pat Hebridean to name something that reminds them of home, and the smell of peat is likely to be near the top of the list.

Herring girls sculpture, Stornoway

The Herring Girls

Hebridean Women formed the backbone of the fishing industry.  For almost 100 years, from 1850 up to the Second World War up to 3,000 of the islands women employed in the industry as “Herring Girls”. 

Red roof cottage at Manish, East Harris

The Golden Road

The Golden Road is widely used to describe the narrow winding road along some of the north east coast of Harris.  Widely assumed to get its name from the huge cost of construction.

Walker on a hill

Tips for Walking the Hebridean Way

The Hebridean Way walking route is epic! Not only will you meet the most friendly folk along the route, but each island will take your breathe away! Here are some tips to make this awesome trip the very best it can be!

White Swan

An Eala Bhàn

B ’e Dòmhnall MacDhòmhnaill (1887-1967), air an robh “ Dòmhnall Ruadh Choruna ”- bàrd barraichte na trainnsichean a sgrìobh an t-òran iongantach - An eala bhàn. 

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