Last day in Harris “The Golden Road”

At the famous Sams Seafood Shack it was windy.

We had an easy start after our hill day it was windy and pretty cold at times. We had lunch at Sam’s Seafood Shack at Rodal then we headed along the Golden road. We had a superb lunch of fresh chowder and lobster sandwich.

The Golden Road – The south east coast of Harris, stretching from Tarbert down to Rodel, is deeply indented by lochs and contains some of the rockiest low level scenery anywhere in Scotland. For much of history the many tiny settlements that dot this coast were accessible only by sea. But in 1897 a road was built along the coast, linking these settlements together.

This east coast road is widely known as the Golden Road,apparently because of the very high cost of building it. It’s superb and we had a grand wander along it. It’s mainly a tight single track road with great views of the lochs and sea. There is so much rock about and we had short walks regularly with the dog.

The lovely campsite we visited.

The road was not busy and a wonderful place to be it was wet and windy then the sun came up 4 seasons in a day. It was a day to relax before heading back and sorting out for travelling home. How I would like to cycle this road it is stunning. Kalie drove the whole way bless her.

It was a great ending to a superb week there have been so many wonderful views and despite the virus great folk to meet. The bothy we stayed in was superb and the beaches, big skies, seas, lochs and hills make this some place to be. Now back to the mad world.

About heavywhalley.MBE

Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer when body slows, loves the wild places.
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1 Response to Last day in Harris “The Golden Road”

  1. bobhankinson says:

    I like your rainbow picture – over a “single track road with passing places”


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