The festival includes guided walks

The festival includes guided walks

Visitors to a mountain festival on a Hebridean island will be able to take part in a Segway trek in search of eagles.

The event, using the two-wheeled, battery-powered transporters, is one of many on the bill during the Isle of Harris Mountain Festival.

More conventional activities include a range of guided walks led by the North Harris Ranger Service, from ridges and glens to coastlines along with a set of hill walks and the North Harris Trust’s famous Eagle Walk.

Nature writer Jim Crumley will give a talk about his latest book The Eagle’s Way, and award-winning natural history photographer Laurie Campbell will be returning to run a set of photography workshops and present another collection of his work.

Mountaineer and forester James Ogilvie will speak about his recent completion of the Seven Summits – climbing the highest mountain on each of the seven continents around the world.

There will be a range of other activities and events through the week including the Segway trekking, rock climbing, surfing, and sea kayaking and powerboat tours, as well as a special boat trip and guided walk on to the island of Scarp.

The fifth Isle of Harris Mountain Festival takes place from 12 to 19 September. More details are on the event’s website.

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