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A beautiful day hiking to Harris

Today we woke up with sunny weather and we decided to hike to Harris to check out the mausoleum and the coastline.

Harris is located at the southwest part of the island and the trail is well marked with signs from the Natural Reserve.

We packed up our lunch and started our hike at 9 in the morning. The hike was easy with a gentle ascend. It took us about 3 hours (13km) to reach Harris where we were welcomed by breathtaking views!

The mausoleum was built by the owner of the Kinloch Castle, Sir George Bullough, a textile tycoon from Lancashire whose father bought Rùm as his summer residence and shooting estate. You can read more about the history of the castle on the website of Isle of Rum.

Not far from the mausoleum, you will find the ruins of the previous settlement dated back to the 1900s. We were lucky to be greeted by the famous Highland Cows!

Be sure to come over to Harris the next time you are on the Isle of Rum!

Kenton & João (Volunteer)


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