Lying approximately 100KM north of Scotland are the 300 islands and skerries that make up the Shetland archipelago. With its capital, Lerwick, situated closer to Norway than Scotland, it is a community of people that have always felt a strong connection to their Norse roots. It’s worth embracing the distinctive nature of the island whenContinue reading “Visiting Shetland in 2023: Things to see & do”
Whether you’re a seasoned sea swimmer or a delightful dipper who loves a beautiful waterfall, our 15 favourite wild swimming spots of 2021 will have something for you!
The Western Isles have long been a place I have been drawn to visit. From Eriskay’s wild ponies to Barra’s rare tidal beach airport, to the truly breath-taking beaches of Harris. It is a magical cluster of islands that we just needed to explore further. Our island-hopping route through the Western Isles was as follows. Continue reading “Island Hopping the Wonderful Western Isles”
The North East 250 is a 250 mile road trip covering parts of Moray, Aberdeenshire, Speyside and the Cairngorms. The NE250 route takes you past the spectacular coastlines of northern Moray and Aberdeenshire, the majestic castles of Braemar, beautiful Cairngorm scenery, and the famous distilleries of Speyside’s whisky trail. We completed this road trip overContinue reading “19 NE250 Road Trip Stops”
I remember the first time I stood on the banks of Loch Ness with the intention of going in for a dip. As I looked out across towards the snow-capped mountains in the distance I wondered if I had lost my mind. The freezing water nipped at my toes as I stood willing myself toContinue reading “Cold Water Swimming: Benefits, Risks, and Beauty”
Achmelvich has long been regarded as one of the most beautiful beaches in the UK. Most people are usually too distracted by its white sand and green water to further explore its shores. Sadly, the vast majority of visitors to Achmelvich will leave the area completely oblivious to the fact that they just missed outContinue reading “Hermit’s Castle: The Smallest Castle in Scotland”
Skye is one of the most beautiful locations in the UK to visit. It is world renowned for scenery and landscapes that will take your breath away. At 50 miles long it is the largest of the Inner Hebrides. Each of the 50 miles is packed with history, beauty and magic. Is there anything betterContinue reading “Must see Destinations on your Skye Road Trip (2022)”
Travel restrictions have finally been lifted and many of us are more than ready to get on the road! The NC500 route is becoming increasingly popular due to its breath-taking coastlines, beaches and amazing historical sites. Wild camping is becoming increasingly difficult due to the sheer number of people traveling the route. A fantastic optionContinue reading “23 NC500 Campsites With Over 4 Stars (2022)”
We can all be forgiven for daydreaming about relaxing abroad on a white sandy beach with a cocktail in one hand and a book in the other. Sometimes the urge to escape is so overwhelming that we neglect what is right here on our doorstep. Scotland, and in particular the Highlands of Scotland is homeContinue reading “21 Highland Beaches you must visit in 2023”
Sculptors Cave is one of many sea caves situated at the foot of steep cliffs on the south shore of the Moray Firth. What distinguishes Sculptors Cave from all the others is its long and fascinating history. Factor in that it is only accessible during low tide and its allure becomes too difficult to ignore.