Everybody Yurts: Lickisto Blackhouse Camping, Harris

Yurt So Good

C’mon baby make it YURT SO GOOD. We’d been to the Isle of Harris once before but the last time we went I was in a wheelchair because I busted my foot on a cliff. Lots of ‘nee-naws’ came and it was super dramatic and everything. A week after I got out of hospital, I hopped (quite literally) on a ferry from Uig in Skye to Tarbert in Harris. I couldn’t let loose in the landscape and it was raining and my cast got wet and Aye 2.0 got wet and we both just wanted to get home. But this time we were going for slightly longer, I could walk and we were finally getting to go see our pals at Lickisto Blackhouse Camping.

Walking on Harris

Put on my old broon boots and I boarded the boat. Touched down in the land of the lochs and stones in the middle of a field of goats. I was walking in Harris. And it was fabulous. We had two days at Lickisto Blackhouse Camping, one of our clients at The Aye Agency, staying in one of the cosy and wonderful wee yurts. We took our pooch, pork belly and some fruity ciders and the rest is history. 

Lickisto is on the South of Harris and is set in a completely incredible landscape. The hills around are dramatic, rocky and totally desolate with only Hebridean sheep and the occasional stag for company. The campsite has its own mini beach area at the bottom with a resident seal population. But the site itself? Well, it’s off the charts. Naturally.

Lickisto Blackhouse Camping 

There are several secluded pitching sites for tents, a wee area for camper-vans and a couple of yurts for me. Or I wish they were for me. If you want to find out if simplistic, mindful and epic living is for you, I’d recommend giving Lickisto a wee go.

The campsite is also home to two fully kitted out historic blackhouses. One thing that struck me was just how thick blackhouse walls are! One of the blackhouses has a couple of wee shower rooms and a bathroom and it was literally seconds from our yurt which was super handy when it was 5am and I was debating peeing in a mug because I was scared of Harris campsite monsters. 

The other blackhouse is the perfect place for chilling like a villain. It has washing and cooking facilities and it’s basically the place where people go to hang out, chill, listen to music, play games and, well, drink. If you’re partial. *glug glug glug.*

Do You Really Want To Yurt Me?

The yurts can sleep 4. Ours had a cosy double pullout futon and another single futon. There was also a wood burning stove with wood, a gas stove for cooking on, a kettle, heaps of utensils, dishes and crockery and perhaps my favourite, tea lights for when it got dark. So romantic babes. So romantic.

The best thing about Lickisto was the vibes. Owner Greig has some of the best craic going. He’s welcoming, helpful, friendly and in all honesty, the epitome of what Lickisto is all about. We can’t wait to go back for round 2! You can find more details on booking your yurt experience at Lickisto Blackhouse Camping. Bon voyage amigos.


Lickisto is one of our clients therefore this stay was sponsored however as always, all opinions are our own so lick that one up Scoob.



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