EXPLORING CROMORE & SOUTH LOCHS
The village of Cromore is an ideal base for touring. On foot, you can take a registered walk (Cuairt Cromore ) from the house along the coastline, enjoying the scenery while keeping a look-out for otter, seal and porpoise in the loch, sea eagles and golden eagles above the cliffs, plus deer and many rare birds such as the black throated diver and golden plover on the moorland.
You can explore the village on foot, and drive the wonderful scenic road to other villages in equally beautiful locations – Maravaig and Grabhair, and further south to Lemreway and Orinsay. The roads are quiet, with challenging curves and rises through the wild country, making excellent cycling routes. Cromore and the other local villages offer a fascinating history which can be glimpsed in local museums and photograph collections.
Cromore is 28 miles by road from the main town, Stornoway, or 5 miles by boat.
OUT AND ABOUT ON THE ISLE OF LEWIS AND HARRIS
Further afield, the island has many attractions to offer, including stunning coastal and mountain scenery, history and culture. There are the perfect white sand beaches on the west coast, the Harris Hills to the south, and the dramatic cliffs at the Butt of Lewis to the north. Then there are ancient sites such as the Calanish Stones, Carloway Broch, the Gearanann Blackhouse Village and the Blackhouse Village in Arnol, as well as an important local history collection at the Museum nan Eilean in Stornoway.
There are fabulous sporting opportunities including major events such as the Hebridean Challengeand the Harris Marathon, as well as sailing, surfing, fishing, diving, mountain climbing, cycling and hillwalking.
The island is also well known for its traditional Gaelic culture; and so the language is spoken fluently across the island.
The island is also renowned for its traditional production of Harris Tweed, and this is still done today in the mill at Shawbost. There are a few families weaving in the village today.