Category Archives: Scottish Highlands & Skye

Walks, photos and adventures in the Scottish Highlands

Is this the best value boat trip in Britain? A Day Trip to Stornoway and the Outer Hebrides on the Ullapool Ferry!

Is this the best value boat trip in Britain? A fantastic adventure to the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides for only £18 return. We did it in rain, cloud and force 7 gales yet it was brilliant, so … Continue reading

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A Walk to the Beach – Sandwood Bay!

The national UK forecast from London declared the 2013 July heatwave had arrived and the whole country would be bathed in glorious sunshine. Meanwhile back in the North West Highlands we had a serious storm force wind problem. After being … Continue reading

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Return to Sutherland, Blown Over By Cul Beag!

Cul Beag is a 2,550ft Corbett in remote & beautiful Sutherland. The name in Gaelic means ‘Small Back’, a Corbett is a Scottish hill between 2500-3000 ft; and Sutherland is a long long way up north (the top left bit). … Continue reading

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Rubber Honey! A Superb Coastal Walk Around the Northern Point of Skye, Rubha Hunish

Rubha Hunish (headland of Hunish) is the most northerly point on the Isle of Skye and provides a hugely recommended low walk crammed full of interest. If you can manage the short steep rocky section, you’ll be rewarded with wonderful … Continue reading

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SNOW – Extracts from the diary of an Englishman in the Highlands

(ok it’s not original, someone emailed me this yrs ago, but worth a laugh when snowy) Extracts from the diary of An Englishman in The Highlands December 20th:-  It’s started to SNOW! The first of the season & the first … Continue reading

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Two Men Alone on a Mountain (only one does Twitter) – The Curious Tale of Sgurr Na Stri

Scotland Trip Day 4, Saturday night and one full day left in the Highlands. Driving back from the day’s fun on Waterstein & Neist we agreed it was crucial that once back at the guest house I immediately hooked up … Continue reading

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Waterstein Head and Neist Point – in Search of Sun, Highlands Trip Day 3

Saturday morning started bright with patches of blue sky, however rain was expected to move in soon so once again it was time to scour the forecasts desperately in search of some inspiration. The bad weather was approaching everywhere with … Continue reading

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Sheena’s Tea Hut and the Sandaig Islands – NW Highlands Trip Day 2

A fascinating afternoon visit to two remote locations near the original Skye Ferry. Day 2 (updated) – overnight the storm arrived with rain and wind loudly thumping on the guesthouse windows. Waking up tired from Thursdays Slioch walk I quickly checked a … Continue reading

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Slioch from Incheril – North Highlands Trip Day 1

For various reasons this year I’ve been limited with time off work, hence a Highland trip becomes a rare holiday adventure involving not just mountains but coastal walks, views, wildlife, good food, good beer and a decent little Bed & … Continue reading

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Driving to the North West Highlands!

Driving to the North West Highlands is an adventure in itself with a wonderful array of visual highlights helping to break up the journey into sections of pure joy. Ultimately it becomes an increasingly brilliantly evolving trip into a vast … Continue reading

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