Wild swimming retreat at Creeside Escape

One of the few good things to come out of a global pandemic is that so many people are now choosing to reconnect with nature. Spending less time endlessly scrolling through social media and more…

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Biosecurity for cold water swimming

I have been appreciating the joys of wild swimming for just over 12 months now. It has changed how I look at rivers and lochs. I now find myself actively seeking new places to swim…

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Reasons to staycation in Scotland

We have been living in Scotland for nearly five years now. In this time we have only been abroad once and spent four days in Berlin. Pounding the pavements all day to make the most…

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Insta vs reality during lockdown

Like many of us at the start of lockdown I had all grand designs of being productive. Start chipping away at some of the things we have been putting off for ages. We all have…

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Little walks from home during lockdown

Here in Scotland we’re over forty days into lockdown during the Coronavirus pandemic. I wasn’t going to even mention the virus on my blog but I think it’s important to acknowledge it. This is, after…

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48 hours in the Cairngorms

At the beginning of March and after what seemed like an eternity of grey skies, floods, rain and more rain I spotted a gap in the weather. We are not averse to walking in the…

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An overnight stay at Busta House Hotel

One of the best things about booking a trip is the planning. We do research online for accommodation, things to do and places to eat. Reading reviews, blog posts and searching hashtags on social media…

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Winter light nights in Scotland

When we moved four years ago, it was October. We didn’t get much time to prepare for the long dark nights that were soon to descend upon us. Discovering on a dreich day it can…

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