The Highlands and the western islands of Scotland are part of the world that basically needs to be seen in rain and mist—that is the type of climate that reveals the countryside at its greatest. Whereas the occasional partly sunny day on our journey was welcome, hill-walking in mild rain and funky climate was very nice—particularly so after we discovered from our fantastic information, Gordon Anderson, that many of the rocks on this a part of Scotland keep their grip even when moist! Gordon saved us going at a tempo that allowed us to take pleasure in our environment however nonetheless cowl loads of floor. From the gorgeous forest and hills of Glen Affric, to the stunning turquoise waters of Luskentyre Seaside on Harris, to the dramatic rocks of the Black Cuillin, it’s onerous to choose a favourite amongst all of the hikes on our WT journey to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.
Once we weren’t on the paths, our congenial group loved lingering by quirky backyard decorations, figuring out Scottish flora, and visiting historic websites. We discovered about native traditions from a grasp tweed weaver on Harris, sampled merchandise at an artisanal distillery, and savored fantastic domestically sourced meals all through our journey. This journey is a superb introduction to the various delights of this magical nook of the world. Listed here are a few of our favourite images from the journey.
Sundown from Glencoe Home
Mountain climbing close to the Quiraing
The view throughout Portree Harbour
Callanish standing stones, Isle of Lewis
Painter at Eilean Donan Citadel
Luskentyre seaside, Isle of Harris
Iron Age Broch, Dun Carloway, Isle of Lewis
Snack break, Isle of Scalpay
A pause on a hike, Isle of Skye
Black Cuillin, Isle of Skye
-Images by WT Adventurers Brian and Sheila Murphy, textual content by Sheila Murphy, Highlands and Islands of Scotland.