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25/08/17 Last day and we stayed local, opting to explore some of the forest areas around Strontian. After a hearty breakfast of pancakes and jam, we set out to the nearby Ariundle Oakwood Nature Reserve. Aside from getting caught in a heavy shower on the most exposed part of the walk, it was a glorious stroll through the woods and by the rushing river, and it’s really hard to describe the beauty… Read More

22/08/17 Today saw us embracing an early start so my brother and his girlfriend could catch the train home. We took in the views along the way, despite the lashing rain, and shortly after they had departed, leaving us with the rest of the day to fill. We took a drive back through Glencoe, stopping off at a local craft shop and cafe to shelter from the elements. It was an adorable… Read More

20/08/17 Today, there was no sign of rain, the perfect opportunity to take on the task of exploring the Nevis mountain range. While you can’t climb up to Ben Nevis itself, you can take a cable car up one of its neighbouring peaks, and it is one hell of a trek – though well worth it. The journey up towards the clouds was fairly lengthy, but then you are travelling quite the… Read More

19/08/17 Today we had a nice slow morning, a refreshing change from our usual hectic lifestyles. After a hearty breakfast and another long chat, we finally departed Edinburgh and hit the road for our cottage in the highlands. Despite taking up a good chunk of our day, the cross-country drive was a spectacle in itself. We cranked up the music and took in the breathtaking scenery, watching the stark change from English-style… Read More

The Scottish highlands are a true delight, and just as magical as you’d expect; there’s a good reason it’s been voted the most beautiful place in the world. If you can stand the high chance of heavy rain showers and a hell of a lot of driving, Scotland is worth adding to anyone’s list. While much of it looks similar, regardless of which loch you happen to be close to, it’s not… Read More