The Outer Hebrides: Harris & Lewis. Mon 9th- Sun 15th Oct, with Tom Peck. (2 spaces)
The hauntingly beautiful Outer Hebridean islands of Harris and Lewis are, in reality, only one island divided into two parts, each very different in character. Harris, in the south, is rugged and rocky, whereas Lewis is bleaker and covered largely by moorland. Both have fabulous colourful beaches with wonderful sand patterns, including Luskentyre & Scarista (Harris, see pics) and Tolsta (Lewis). Another well known feature on Lewis is the mysterious area of standing stones at Callanais (Callanish). We will photograph the lochans, lone houses & crofts secreted on the Golden Road (used by S Kubrick to represent Jupiter in 2001, A Space Odyssey); the dunes and machair at Reef Beach; & if we have a storm creating big seas it will be perfect to photograph the dramatic sea stacks at Mangarstadh. We will also visit the isolated but inspiring & invigorating lighthouse at the Butt Of Lewis, and the vertical overhanging cliffs at Dail Mòr.
The islands are reached by ferry from Ullapool on the mainland so we will travel by air to Inverness, and then onwards by minibus and ferry.
Price £1500 (deposit £200) Single supplement £250. (7 places) Price includes accommodation (B&B), minibus travel and ferries. It does not include cost of flights or travel (other than ferry) to Harris or dinners/drinks.