Choose between a large network of marked hiking trails. The proximity to the fjord offers great opportunities for swimming, fishing, boating and outdoor activities.
Or simply sit down and enjoy the beautiful views of green hills and fjords. However, being certified as a sustainable destination is an honour few qualify for.
In addition, The Golden Road continually works to improve their business practices and relations with the local community, following principles of sustainability. The Golden Road takes 8 minutes more Enter the houses Sample the treats Listen to the stories Feel the church wall See the colours Sense the art Fish in the fjord Meet the people Take your respite in the farm yards Immerse yourself in the countryside.
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Getting here. Why is it called The Golden Road?
The name was given to this lovely winding road in part as I understand it by the 'locals' who really did have to fight to get a grudging authority to spend the money to build the road. Cost of The Golden Road Some locals are of the opinion that the cost of building the road was quite a sum - so much so that it is said that it 'must have been made of gold!
On a still day, when the weather is calm and sunny, the tranquility of the loch and it's surroundings makes for a beautiful picture. Loch Huamabhat is one of many lochs and lochans within the gneiss rocky land of South Harris.
The adjacent pier services a fish farm on the loch. Water Lily - Bog Bean Covered Lochans The road is 'golden' in more ways than one - it winds through the splendid water lily covered lochans, and is a real pleasure winding through lochs with water lilies and bog bean in amongst the lunar rocky landscape.
The Golden Road may refer to: The Golden Road (–), a collection of songs by the Grateful Dead named after a song, "The Golden Road (To Unlimited . The Golden Road is a novel by Canadian author L. M. Montgomery. Contents. 1 Background; 2 Plot summary; 3 References; 4 External links.
Highway Authority - Imagination The road sign actually bears the name 'Golden Road', showing imagination on the part of the Highway Authority in using the 'slightly satirical' name Cottage Industries and Fish Farms As you wind your way along The Golden Road you will pass small 'cottage industries' , local artists, crafts, Harris Tweed Weavers and even a fish farm.
Harris Tweed. The long established Harris Tweed and knitwear still hand weaves the Harris Tweed in the traditional way Rock - Gneiss - years ago Much of Harris and indeed Lewis is formed on the oldest exposed rock in the world, Lewisian Gneiss.
Formed in Ice Ages. This is grey coloured with bands of white and dark minerals contorted by the pressure of the earth. These were formed over million years ago, The exposed rocks are a result of scouring by the glaciers in the Ice Ages.
Originally only one Road in Harris Originally the was only one road on Harris, the road which runs along the west coast, where the terrain is relatively flat with occasional dunes. Isle of Harris. Scalpay is an island just off the coast of The Isle of Harris.
Scalpay Harris is the southern and more mountainous part of Lewis. Harris divides naturally into northern and southern parts which are separated by West and East Loch Tarbert. The Isle of Harris is really pretty with stunning beaches, like the award winning Luskentyre Beach and Rocky Mountaneous areas Flodobay - Isle of Harris.
It is about 4 and a half miles northeast of Rodel. Seals lovely wildflowers and a beautiful jetty make this one of the prettiest bays in Harris Rodel - Isle of Harris.