Photos and the City

Slow travel & photography

The Golden Road in Harris  – a beautiful but winding single-track route through some of Harris’s rocky East Coast. Stunning views and beautiful scenery are guaranteed.

Driving along the Golden Road in West Harris, Scotland.

Where did the name “golden road” originate? Maybe from the costs of building this road? The local historians have different opinions about this.

Beside all the wildlife you will also find lots of little galleries along the road and a tweed museum. The perfect road in Harris for slow travel, but let the locals pass you by!

Driving along the Golden Road in West Harris, Scotland.

For a long time the settlements were only reachable by sea, the road was only built in 1897.

Driving along the Golden Road in West Harris, Scotland.Driving along the Golden Road in West Harris, Scotland.Driving along the Golden Road in West Harris, Scotland.

I stoped at Plocrapol to visit a little Harris Tweed museum and also to even more enjoy the views.

Driving along the Golden Road in West Harris, Scotland.

During my time in Harros & Lewis I truly fell in love with tweed, such a stunning and cosy material.

Driving along the Golden Road in West Harris, Scotland.

Driving along the Golden Road in West Harris, Scotland.

Driving along the Golden Road in West Harris, Scotland.

Walking from Nisabost beach to Mc Leod´s stone in Harris.

Nisabost Beach, Traigh Nisabos in Scottish – is one of the amazing and stunning beaches on the West side of the Isle of Harris. It was my 2nd day and I wanted to go on a little walk from Nisabost beach to a standing stone on a hill above the beach.

Walking from Nisabost beach to Mc Leod´s stone in Harris.

This was actually my second try to do this little hike, as it was raining before and I turned back halfway up the hill and went for a coffee at Talla na mara nearby. This is a restaurant, there are artist studios and galleries. Definitely would recommend a visit!

Walking from Nisabost beach to Mc Leod´s stone in Harris.

Back to the beach and up to another try going up the hill and then down on the other side will bring me to another stunning beach Traigh lar.

Walking from Nisabost beach to Mc Leod´s stone in Harris.

Macleod’s Stone

Clach Mhic Leoid is a standing stone with an amazing backdrop. The stone probably dates back to the Neolithic area and was used for rituals, including funerary rites. Other stones near the standing stone are believed to be the remains of a cairn.

Walking from Nisabost beach to Mc Leod´s stone in Harris.

Macleod´s Stone and there should also be an amazing view of Traigh Lar, but the rain was coming in quickly.

Walking from Nisabost beach to Mc Leod´s stone in Harris.

So in the end I didn´t walk down to Traigh lar but got drenched a second time that day.