Ferry To The Outer Hebrides – Direct or Hopscotch?

The Calmac Ferry Hebrides (Credit: Mark Nicolson)

Finding Your Way to the Isles of Harris and Lewis by Sea When it comes to the Scottish Islands, there’s nowhere quite like the stunning Isle of Harris. The adjoining Isle of Lewis is equally as beautiful. Both are located in the far north west of Scotland in the Outer Hebrides, across the water beyond the Isle of Skye. Their beaches look more like the Caribbean than Scotland. The experience of walking alone on miles of golden sand is something almost impossible to experience anywhere else in the world. All…

Flights to Stornoway, Barra and Benbecula

Fly to Barra Beach

Flights to Stornoway, Benbecula and Barra The Outer Hebrides are a group of beautiful islands that are located in the North West of Scotland.  The islands have beaches that are as good as the Carribean, yes really!  If you don’t believe me, check out most post on the fabulous Isle of Harris.  As well as the golden beaches, you can expect truly breathtaking scenary and a tranquility that is hard to beat. Many people take the Ferry to the Outer Hebrides but if you are coming from outside Europe or…

Tebay Services – An Oasis in the Motorway Desert

Tebay Ducks

The journey on the M6 motorway from the North of England gets prettier the further towards Scotland you drive.  With Preston and the M55 junction to Blackpool behind you, the Lancashire countryside starts to make the drive a little more interesting.  Before you know it, the fells of Cumbria and the Lake District start providing you with some stunning scenery that helps the miles pass more quickly.  At some point you need to take a break and stop at one of the many motorway services.  So where do you usually stop?  If…