Category Archive: Scotland

May 12 2013

Scotland: conclusion and tips

8 days; 1 car (Bloody Mary); 3 hikes; 3 castles; 1 broken thumb + 1 sprained ankle (it could have been worse); my first “left driving” 🙂 only 1 bag-piper dressed with traditional kilt showing his legs 🙁 maaaaany ales 😉 What I liked MOST Landscapes, when the sun shines, are incredibly beautiful; Many hiking …

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May 11 2013

Glasgow with a sprained ankle

The previous day was spent driving down to Glasgow. That was the best program for my ankle which could have a rest for a full day. After a good sleep, it was time to visit Glasgow, a traditionally “popular” and industrial city which during the last decade was “rediscovered” and entirely renewed. Few historical sites, great Victorian and …

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May 09 2013

Cuilling Hills

Cuilling Hills is Brittain’s most spectacular range with trails for most experienced climbers but also with low-middle level walks. We chose the Coire Lagan walk (10 km round trip) which starts from Glenbrittle campsite. The climbing was steep, especially the last part, but we were rewarded with a nice loch surrounded by impressive cliffs on …

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May 08 2013

The Isle of Skye

The Isle of Skye is the biggest island in Scotland and together with Edinburgh and Loch Ness, one of the top three Scottish destinations. This is a fantastic place to spend some days because it has a little bit of everything : beautiful landscapes, winding coastal roads, haunted (or not) castles, impressive mountains and nice …

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May 07 2013

Wee Roads & Mighty Mountains

This was a day road trip through winding roads and very impressive landscapes. Now that we decided to stop hiking, the sun appeared for the first time showing us Scotland at its best. The starting point was Fort Williams, from where we left very early in the morning with Bloody Mary (our car) direction to …

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May 05 2013

Around Fort Williams

From Fort William, we started the day doing the Dun DearDial Walk, on the famous West Highland Way. This is an easy walk (7 kilometres one way) which takes you through the forest up to Dun DearDial ruins, on a top of a hill with spectacular views,  though to be assembled about 700 BC. The …

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May 04 2013

Haunted Glen Coe

The first day in the Highlands we left the guesthouse in Glencoe Village early in the morning to climb to the Lost Valley, where the MacDonalds of GlenCoe were killed by Campbell soldiers in what is known as the Massacre of Glencoe. This is a 3 hours hike (round trip) through a steep and rocky path …

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