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To the Isle of Harris, The Slow Way

“It’s the journey that counts, not the destination”.


If your destination is the Isle of Harris in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides there’s good grounds to say sod the journey, catch a plane to Stornaway, and be sitting in the dunes of Luskentyre before you can say “Traigh an Taoibh Thuath”.

… but by taking the quick way you might just be missing out …

Over five days of travelling Polly’s Slow Way took us back to old favourites – Rannoch Moor, Glen Coe, Elgol, Sligachan, and Eilean Donan; and for us new discoveries – Glenfinnan & Loch Sheil, Arisaig, Isleornsay & the Quiraing on Skye. As is so often the case on our travels the highlight was a random, spur of the moment detour, to kill time before our ferry left for Skye. From Arisaig we took a single track road to Rhumach, discovering calm, sheltered, “tropical” bays, pebble beaches, rocky outcrops pushing into the sea, and views out to Eigg, Rum, and to the distant Cuillin on Skye. We had just a few minutes to sit by the shore and take in the views  before climbing back into the car, but we’ll be sure to return and stay for a while on our next slow journey up the West Coast.

Holiday snaps in order of discovery follow.


Loch Shiel, Scotland


Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scotland


Loch Shiel, Scotland


Rhumach with the Cuillins on the horizon, Scotland


Rhumach, with Eigg & Rum, Scotland


Rhumach Lobster Pots, Scotland



Beinn Na Caillich, Skye


Elgol & the Cuillin, Skye


Claigan Coral Beach, Skye


Talbet, Isle of Harris


The Black Cuillin, Skye


Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland

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