ISLE OF HARRIS & LEWIS LUXURY PHOTOGRAPHY HOLIDAY
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The Isles of Lewis and Harris are our most westerly inhabited islands, they are incredibly beautiful, sparsely populated and the island can only be reached by either a plane or ferry. The Isle of Harris & Lewis is a place of great wonder for me. When you’re there you feel cut off from the world and very far away from the bustle of day-to-day life. One thing that stands out in Harris is its beautiful beaches that shine with yellow sand and turquoise waters. The beaches of Luskentyre, Seilebost, Huisinis and Borve are the first that come to mind. You could spend days just photographing these beaches and would always walk away with an image to be proud of. The sand on the Outer Hebrides is pristine, to the point where you feel bad for walking on it! But don't let the soft colours fool you! These beaches have seen some fierce weather over the years so the drama and atmosphere can change very quickly which you will find pretty exciting. The Outer Hebrides are known for their standing stones that can be found all over Lewis and Harris, the most famous of them being the Callanish standing stones found on Lewis which we will make sure to visit during your trip. Harris still has its own amazing standing stone found near the Traigh Iar beach, standing proudly on top of the hill. Looking out to sea you will find the Macleods standing stone, which also goes by the name Clach Mhic Leoid and what's great about this location is that it is only a few minutes drive from where you are staying.
Check out the article I wrote on the Isle of Harris for Wex Photographic: HERE
The island of Taransay is another incredible place to visit but getting there isn’t easy, as you need to know someone that will take you on a boat across. Lucky for us the Borve Lodge Estate who I'm working with to offer this amazing trip own the island itself so we have complete access to it whenever we want. The island was made famous back in 2000 when the BBC filmed their Castaway series, for which they followed 36 men, women and children who were tasked with surviving and building a community on this remote island. As many photographers who visit Harris cannot access the island you'll be able to get to get images that are more unique. The beach at Paible offers breathtaking views looking towards the Harris mountains found in the north especially during a sunrise. Interested in wildlife photography? Taransay has an incredible range of wildlife to see including Seals, Red Deer, Oystercatchers, Terns and if you're lucky maybe a Golden Eagle.
My film "Harris & Lewis" takes you on a journey through the breathtaking scenery found on the Outer Hebrides. From the golden beaches located on the Isle of Harris in the south to the lighthouse in the far north of Lewis. The Outer Hebrides offer some of the best scenery Scotland has to offer.
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7 Nights / 8 Days
Maximum of 8 Guests
A beautiful lodge that we'll have to ourselves with our own professional chef, your own private room & bathroom and all meals are included with your stay.
£1950 (Deposit: 25%)
WHAT IS INCLUDED
Expert Tuition & Presentations
Accommodation At The Stunning Borve Lodge
All Meals Throughout Your Stay
All Transport During The Course
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
Transfers & Flights To The Isle of Harris
Alcoholic Drinks (Drinks Will Be Available To Purchase)
Equipment & Travel Insurance
The Borve Lodge is the heart and epicentre of the estate. The lodge will serve as your home during your stay on the Isle of Harris where you will be able to relax in true comfort and luxury. The Lodge was first built in the 1860s, but has recently undergone a complete renovation with the intent to preserve traditional features, while introducing all modern amenities. Each guest will have their own bedroom equipped with a private bathroom with all the amenities you could wish for. There is also a modern kitchen that is fully equipped for our dedicated chef to cook your meals where we will then typically dine in the grand Banquet Hall. After a long day of taking pictures, you can then put your feet up and relax in the Blue Room. This room is where we also hold presentations on photography, editing and how to get the most out of your stay.
The Lodge enjoys one of the most optimal locations along the wild West Harris coast, and faces a beach only 200 meters from the residence. Rear-wards is the wooded Borve valley, nestled beneath a looming mountain. So it is both completely private, and the perfect jump-off spot for embracing all that Harris has to offer.
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