John Humphries has provided 50 reflections on each of the Gatliff Hostels
Berneray is something of a marker – for it is located at the top end of the southern group of islands which comprise the Uists, Benbecula, Eriskay and Barra, as well as being close to the ferry crossing for Harris. There are 50 ideas in the list below of ‘Explore Berneray’ to illustrate that there is much to see and do. Above all, there is the opportunity to sit back and relax, watching the sky, sea and shore activities in the Sound of Harris, There will be others to share these with, in all probability, for here is the most popular of our hostels.
The seat at Howmore commemorates the life and contributions to the Gatliff Hostels of the late Arthur Meaby. He followed in the steps of Herbert Gatliff who provided accommodation for those wanting to explore the Western Isles. Sit and note how this hostel is situated in a village well-known for its number of blackhouses and for a variety of ecclesiastical buildings, both ruined and in use. The machair is on one side; the mountains on the other. It’s little wonder that the 50 things to do and see that are listed here give much pleasure to hostellers.
Take time out, visit Rhenigidale and sit down to ponder the 50 items that have been collected here, and in the items below, to promote a visit to the hostel – at the end of a single-track, well-metalled road as well as at the termination of the Postman’s Path with its intriguing zig-zag section. There’s plenty to see, much to do and the likelihood of good company. The full details of what’s in the hostel are available on the website.