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A walk for the ages

Mick our guide led us across the greens high above the beaches.Seals played in the shallow water as... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
slarson127
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Dover, New Hampshire
Lovely walk

The temple is a small ruin it is the walk that is the joy. Along a track then it passes three... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2018
libbyl
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Northumberland UK
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

Mick our guide led us across the greens high above the beaches.Seals played in the shallow water as we walked to the church ruins. The day was pure Scotland, cloud filtered sunlight with a chance of a rainbow always. The views are constant and the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

The temple is a small ruin it is the walk that is the joy. Along a track then it passes three lovely beaches. Ceapabhal is in the background and we saw an eagle flying up around its summit. c 1.5 hours walk at medium pace....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 17 July 2018

The Temple makes a lovely walk from Northton. It only takes about an hour. My wife and I had coffee at the Temple Cafe before our walk and lunch after. A superb 'package'. The walk was very secluded and included three splendid West Harris beaches,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Michael S
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

On a headland with views south over the sound of Harris towards the Uists, the medieval chapel ruin of Rubh an Teampaill is an easy walk beyond Northton. Pass the Temple Cafe through the village to a small parking area near the end of the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

I didn't take the walk out from Northton to see the Temple, but I am glad I happened upon it. It's a lovely walk, easy enough, from the end of the road through some common grazing areas, and then along a sandy beach. Stay to...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

This walk was a highlight of my visit to the Isle of Harris. There seems to be a couple of ways to approach the temple, but the way I went, coming around a bend on the trail, you can see four beaches in front of...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank lirwin13
Reviewed 13 December 2015

I sat with my back to the main wall of the Temple and overlooked the hills to the left , the ocean below me and to the right. Below the most beautiful white beaches and the ocean in multiple colors of blue. It was the...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Alanna C
Reviewed 13 January 2015

Visited the site as part of a bare-foot walking expedition in September 2013. The temple sits on a ridge, below the hill of Ceapabhal which towers over the area. In clear conditions, there is a great view south across the Sound of Harris to North...More

Date of experience: September 2014
2  Thank ADB44
Reviewed 22 October 2014

Temple average but the walk to it is lovely where we spotted Golden eagle looking for prey twice then decided it would rest on a rock whilst we took photos

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank sean o
Reviewed 13 September 2014

After lunch at the Temple Café, Northton, we headed north along the footpath following the west coast leading to Toe Head (Gob an Tobha) The walk is lovely across grassland and dunes with splendid views to the west and east of the sea and the...More

Date of experience: September 2014
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