Hear about journey to The Hebrides because the Newbie Traveler talks to Matt Higgs about his journey to those distant islands in Scotland.
Matt says, “The Hebrides are nice as a result of they provide a extremely nice alternative for somebody who likes to get away from all of it, nevertheless it’s really fairly accessible. But it surely’s nonetheless very distant, very pure. There’s additionally a complete bunch of historical past ranging all the way in which again to prehistoric instances. One factor that I really like about Scotland and significantly The Hebrides is how a lot ‘hands-on’ alternative there’s. There’s not quite a bit between you and the historical past. You would stroll proper as much as the ruins, step inside them.”
Matt begins us on the Isle of Skye on the fairy swimming pools at Glenbrittle, Rubha an Dùnain with a aspect journey to the island of Raasay. We speak concerning the historical past of the realm embody crofting villages and The Highland Clearances. We additionally speak about nice hikes on Skye.
From there we take a ferry additional out to Lewis and Harris the place we discover standing stones older than Stonehenge, outdated church buildings, and spectacular white sand seashores that appear to be they need to be within the Caribbean.
If you happen to assume Lewis and Harris are distant then wait till Matt talks about heading out by boat to the now-abandoned islands of St Kilda. St Kilda is one in all solely two dozen world areas to be awarded combined World Heritage Standing for each ‘pure’ and ‘cultural’ significance. You will discover deserted homes, flocks of birds, chocolate brown feral sheep, and a spectacular tree-less rocket coast. One the way in which again to Lewis and Harris, the boat will sail previous the distant rocks of The Stacks which have solely ever been inhabited by birds.
Hear why Matt has fallen in love with this place that’s straightforward to succeed in however looks like it’s a world away.
Journey to Scotland – Episode 549
Fairy Swimming pools at Glenbrittle
Rubha an Dùnain
My Coronary heart’s within the Lowlands: Ten Days in Bonny Scotland
Ferries within the Hebrides
Lewis and Harris
Seallam! Customer Centre
St Clement’s Church, Rodel
St Kilda, Scotland
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