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Things to Do

Fishing

Fishing permits are required for fishing in six lochs in the heart of the nearby Eishken Estate. Five of these offer salmon, sea trout and brown trout fishing and the only loch which does not offer salmon and sea trout fishing is Loch an Eilein. The season runs from May 2nd to August 20th and the permits are available from the Ravenspoint centre at a cost of 20 per day.

Further details about fishing on the island can be found here.

Walking

With a dramatic and varied landscape, there are many opportunities for walking in Lewis and Harris. Maps and guides are provided in the house.

Cycling

Cycling is also a popular activity for vistors, as there is very little traffic on the island's roads. There are two bikes at the house (one adult and one child) if you do not wish to bring your own.

Birdwatching

There are a large number of birds native to the islands. Many species have been spotted by our visitors. Click here for a list.

Birds Seen by visitors

White-tailed eagle
Golden eagle
Stonechat
Cuckoo
Pipet
Great skua
Dunlin
Curlew
Lapwing
Sandpiper
Snipe
Red throated diver
Black throated diver
Peregrine falcon
Corncrake
Small-eared owl
Spotted flycatcher
Hooded crow
Hen harrier
Raven
Grouse

Attractions

The "standing stones" at Callanish and the nearby Dun Carloway (Carloway Broch), both on the west coast of the island, are popular attractions.

Standing Stones at Callanish

Callanish Standing Stones, Callanish (click for larger version)

There are also a number of renowned beaches on Lewis and Harris, one of which is Luskentyre, shown below.

Beach in Lewis