A Tour of Scotland

A week of lochs, driving and snow...

Last week I escaped the office and headed north for a mini tour of Scotland. Luckily while there was plenty of snow on the hills, the roads were nice and clear, so our long drives were no longer than they needed to be.

We started our trip with a night on the banks of Loch Lomond. There was a bitter wind so we decided against a long walk, but a wander along the edge of the loch was good enough for us.

Loch LomondGlen Coe

The next day we headed up to Loch Ness, which meant a stunning drive up past Fort William and the Glen Coe area. The weather brightened up and we were treated to some stunning views of the snow-capped mountains.

As well as a spot of Nessie-hunting, we also visited Urquhart Castle on the shores of the Loch, which is also a waypoint on the Great Glen Way. Well, we couldn't go to Scotland without a castle tour, could we?

Urquhart CastleThe Cairngorms

Finally, we headed back down through the Cairngorms for a couple of nights near Edinburgh. The roads were well-cleared, but the ski resorts were busy which shows just how much snow there still is in the hills.

All in all, a great tour, and definitely better than being behind a desk!

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Sarah Spencer

Sarah is responsible for promoting our ever-growing list of guidebooks to the trade. She's a keen walker and mountain biker and heads out to the hills at any given opportunity. Her love for books and the great outdoors makes Cicerone a great place to while away a working week.

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