The Isle of Harris Mountain Festival is taking place this year between Saturday 13th and Saturday 20th September 2014.
Billed as “a week-long celebration of the mountains of Harris,” this is the fourth annual event run by the North Harris Trust. The festival this year promises to be bigger and more ambitious than ever!
Guest speakers for 2014 will include author & activist Alastair McIntosh and biologist & author John Love, as well as festival regular Laurie Campbell who will be giving an evening presentation, and running his immensely popular photographic workshops.
There will be special screenings of two films by landscape videographer Terry Abraham – “The Cairngorms in Winter” and “Scafell,” the former being introduced by Chris Townsend, who stars in the film.
There will be another fantastic range of guided walks, from stunning ridges & glens to glorious coastlines – including the return of the Clisham Horseshoe and the famous Golden Eagle Walk.
New for 2014 there will be two “Gaelic in the Landscape” classes, and a set of Mountain Training accredited “Hill and Mountain Skills Awards” aimed at new and improving hill walkers.
The Scaladale Centre will be operating powerboat tours up and down Loch Seaforth (great for wildlife), and Surf Lewis will be again providing Surfing and Stand-Up-Paddle Boarding sessions.
Segway Hebrides are making their Mountain Festival debut and are heading to Harris for two days to run trips up Glen Miavaig! Rounding off the week, Stornoway’s Celtic rock band, ROCK ISLAND LINE, will be appearing at the festival dance on the night of Friday 19th at the Tarbert Community Centre.
The “Community Walk” this year on Saturday 20th is from Amhuinnshuidhe to Hushinish, via the spectacular Glen Cravadale.
For up to date information about the programme, visit www.harrismountainfestival.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the North Harris Trust on 01859 502222.