What to do in Inverness: (A Local’s Guide)

We love traveling all over the highlands and Scotland to find new and exciting places to blog about. However, the old saying is true. There really is no place like home! We are lucky enough to call Inverness our home and we appreciate every inch of the beautiful capital of the Highlands. We thought itContinue reading “What to do in Inverness: (A Local’s Guide)”

Walking The Great Glen Way in Winter

The Great Glen way is a 79-mile-long distance walking trail that stretches from Fort William to Inverness. It follows the diagonal fault line that naturally splits the highlands in half! While it isn’t as famous as its southern counterpart, the West Highland Way, it still has some truly beautiful stretches and memorable sections. After completingContinue reading “Walking The Great Glen Way in Winter”

7 Munros in a Day: The South Glen Shiel Ridge

Normally when it comes to our Munro journey, we are happy to bag just one or two in a day. However, on this day we set out to complete seven Munros in under 12 hours.  That’s right, SEVEN! You might be wondering how on earth we managed seven as bagging one is hard enough! With a littleContinue reading “7 Munros in a Day: The South Glen Shiel Ridge”

Island Hopping the Wonderful Western Isles

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”

Culnaskiach Falls (A hidden waterfall near Inverness)

If you’re anything like us, you’ll love the idea of discovering secret waterfalls and hidden plunge pools. Culnaskiach Falls are one of these exciting and impressive finds. The water flows down a cliff and into a narrow gorge which joins Bruiach Burn. This waterfall is surprisingly unknown considering it is so close to Inverness andContinue reading “Culnaskiach Falls (A hidden waterfall near Inverness)”

How To Prepare For Your West Highland Way

The West Highland Way is the most walked long-distance trail in Scotland.  96-miles of hikers heaven from Milngavie to Fortwilliam.  It is usually walked or cycled, with some hardy folk even running the entire distance!  Thousands of people walk the route every year. Attracted by breath-taking mountain scenery, beautiful lochs and the serene sense ofContinue reading “How To Prepare For Your West Highland Way”

Hermit’s Castle: The Smallest Castle in Scotland

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”

Spar Cave – A hidden gem on the Isle of Skye

If you like a true adventure, then the 80-metre-deep, spectacular Spar Cave is for you!  The cave can only be accessed at low tide so it’s essential to properly plan your visit. Spar Cave doesn’t have information boards, signs, rails or steps like most of the other tourist attractions on Skye.  This makes it allContinue reading “Spar Cave – A hidden gem on the Isle of Skye”

The Pirate’s Graveyard and Ancient Crypt

The ‘Pirate’s Graveyard’ is an ancient and fascinating graveyard sitting on a hill in the quaint village of Cromarty. The locals gave the graveyard this nickname due to the skull and cross bone decorations.  Its real name is St Regulus’ Graveyard. History of The Pirate’s Graveyard The Pirate’s Graveyard has a variety of seventeenth- andContinue reading “The Pirate’s Graveyard and Ancient Crypt”