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South Harris

Connected to North Harris and Lewis to the north by a narrow neck of land, South Harris is a largely mountainous area of the Western Isles dominated by the peaks of Beinn Dubh (506m / 1660 feet) to the north and An Coileach (386m / 1266 feet) in its centre. To the east lies land dominated by alternating small ice-scoured hills and lochans - known as knock-and-lochan terrain. At the north, on the isthmus, lies the village of Tarbert while on either side lie the sea inlets of West Loch Tarbert and East Loch Tarbert. The headland of Toe Head, with its peak of Chaipaval (365m / 1197 feet), lies on the southwestern coastline. South Harris is surrounded by a number of islands, to the west and separated by the Sound of Taransay lies the island of Taransay, to the south lie Ensay and Killegray and to the east lies Scalpay.


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