Hiking the Lake District in Springtime
Derwent Water - Spring sunshine and swathes of daffodils

Hiking the Lake District in Springtime

.A lovely couple of days spent hiking in the Lake District brought swathes of yellow daffodils, some interesting fauna and some smashing views.  A week later and the whole place…

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A smooth finish – via The Kelpies
The Kelpies

A smooth finish – via The Kelpies

It took us the best part of 6 hours to drive from Shieldag to Dunblane where we decided to break the long return journey home with an overnight stay.  En…

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Chasing Rainbows …
North Coast 500

Chasing Rainbows …

We stopped at Victoria Falls this morning, just off the A832 out of Shieldaig, Gairloch.  (NB - there are two Shieldaigs on this area - one near Gairloch and the…

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Aultbea to Shieldaig
Inverewe Gardens Poolewe

Aultbea to Shieldaig

Inverewe Gardens at Poolewe - just down the road from Aultbea - provided a great place to spend half a day.  There are 54 acres of gardens to explore with…

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Accommodation Review – Aultbea Hotel, Aultbea
Aultbea Hotel View

Accommodation Review – Aultbea Hotel, Aultbea

A small loch-side Highland hotel ideally positioned between Ullapool and Gairloch . Great food, comfortable rooms, beautiful views and a lively bar.  The locally sourced scallops and cheeseboard were particularly good. …

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Kylesku to Aultbea
Brae of Achinahaird

Kylesku to Aultbea

The journey wasn't too long today, so we were able to stop at Invercircaig and walk to the Kirkaig Falls on the way.  The 2.5 mile path is muddy after…

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One of Nature’s Little Treats
Highland Cow

One of Nature’s Little Treats

The day started fine, so we headed over to the beaches at Oldshoremore that we had driven past in our haste to reach Sandwood Bay.  A Highland cow with huge…

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