Video: The History Behind the Singletrack in 'The Postman'

Nov 26, 2019
by Sarah Moore  


bigquotesClinging to the frayed edges of the ragged shores of the Isle of Harris, a singletrack path navigates its way above cliffs, around bays. Three friends make the trip to not only ride the Postman’s Path to Rhenigidale, but find out more about its history.

Until a road to the village opened in 1990, the path was the only overland link between Rhinigidale and the outside world. Kenny Mackay – the last postman to walk the track shares his stories – tales of community, survival and love.

They leave with a deeper understanding that this trail goes beyond being a simple physical connection between two places. It symbolises the emotional and practical ties to the landscapes humans call home.
Sam Needham


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19 Comments

  • 14 0
 My homeland. A truly incredible place - Lewis and Harris has the most stunning scenery in the world. Some brilliant places for riding. Watch Joe Barnes and the Dudes of Hazzard shredding the Postman's Walk and the surrounding area in The Fellowship of the Party Rings. vimeo.com/243290834
  • 1 0
 Hey man, looks incredible. Its our next UK MTB & Gravel trip, fo' sho'! Have the ferry timetable to do some island hoping. Which islands would you suggest?
  • 1 0
 @leecozens: Plenty of riding on Lewis and Harris. Not done any off-roading on the Uists or Barra. Skye supposed to be unbelievable though.
  • 1 0
 @Niseach1: Skye is great, but go out of season or do all your riding really early or late. Tourists everywhere!
  • 1 0
 @leecozens: Arran has some great riding on it
  • 1 0
 @Niseach1: Arran - Skye is too busy.
  • 1 0
 @greg-may17: Went there in the summer for a day - gutted when I saw the terrain and hadn't brought my bike. Read a good article where they took two Canyon Spectrals (my bike) to the top of Goat Fell. Will be returning for a few days in the Spring.
  • 1 0
 @Niseach1: www.facebook.com/RideArran if you want a guided tour... Big Grin
  • 6 0
 Absolutely fantastic Sam, what a great story and a really enjoyable video. I almost lost a girlfriend in a biking fall on those cliffs. Just as we were sitting recovering a family of sea otters swam along the sea below us. An amazing place.
  • 6 0
 That was great storytelling. Thanks.
  • 2 0
 great film - thanks for sharing!
  • 2 0
 Superb. That was seriously enjoyable. You have a bright future Sam.
  • 1 0
 Mctrail rider did this a while back. www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSrjW2ZG-fk
  • 2 1
 E-bike if I remember.
  • 1 0
 That was glorious, beautifully shot too. Another destination to add to the bucket!
  • 1 0
 Watched this at Kendal Mountain Festival, love MTB films that have a story attached to them, got to get my ass up there!
  • 1 0
 Great story and video. It's amazing what's out there when you start looking. Thanks for this. Happy Thanksgiving all!
  • 1 0
 Beautiful Story...incredible video..Bravo!
  • 1 0
 What an excellent little film. Can’t thank you enough for creating it.

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