Five days in Inverness with local walks

In September 2020, when the travel restrictions had been relaxed here in Scotland we managed to get away for a few days in the Highlands. The impromptu plan was borne from spotting an amazing offer…

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Five Perthshire walks with killer views

I’ve always loved being outdoors and going for a walk but these passed 12 months I’ve walked more than ever. Mostly because of lockdown and travel restrictions but this has meant we have unearthed some…

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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 since June 2019. It has changed how I look at rivers and lochs. I now find myself actively seeking new places to swim when we travel…

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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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