Orkney’s Coastlines

Saturday 2nd Sunday 3rd July 2022 Mainland Orkney Our time in Orkney was almost up but still we had so many places to visit so off we went trying to fit it all in. Firstly we visited the Brough of Deerness a walking route around some craggy coastlines offering beautiful views out over the North…

Twenty Four Hours in Westray

Friday 1st July – Saturday 2nd July 2022 Westray Once on mainland Orkney we decided we would try check out another Island so we settled on Westray, Orkneys most north-westerly Island. Taking an hour and a half on the ferry from Kirkwall, the car and passenger ferry docks at Rapness at the far south of…

Hoy

Wednesday 29th & Friday 1st July 2022 Named ‘high island’ by the Vikings, Hoy certainly lives up to the title and we were hopping over for a stay which took us around 30 minutes by ferry from Orkney Mainland. Orkney’s second largest island rises dramatically from the sea. With almost-mountainous moorland and glacial valleys, it’s…

The Italian Chapel, Orkney

Orkney Tuesday 28th June 2022 I have put The Italian Chapel in as a single post with a small bit about the Churchill Barriers, as I think it deserves it. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. The Italian Chapel was something I have been wanting to see for sometime now.  I saw…

Orkney Mainland

Orkney Monday 27th June 2022 I am loving Orkney already. Field after field after field can be see all around. There is so much farmland with houses dotted here and there. Lots of empty space. Then of course being so close to the sea, its very beautiful. Although one thing is missing for me….trees (and…

The End of The Road

Saturday 25th – Sunday 26th June 2022 Scrabster – Orkney With one weeks annual leave and weather looking pretty rubbish all over Scotland for the whole week apart from one place, we were definitely heading to that place. In order to get pretty decent weather and by that I basically mean no rain, we just…

Angels & Demons

Friday 24th – Saturday 25th June 2022 Cairngorms What were you doing Friday 24th June 2022, midnight? Well let me tell you a little story about where I was….and so it begins! We were itching to go on a wild camp, somewhere in the middle of nowhere, somewhere remote, somewhere in the mountains. It had…

North West Highlands

Friday 2nd June – Sunday 4th June 2022 Beautiful things don’t ask for attention 💙 A good weather front was being predicted so there was only one real destination on our list for this weekend – TORRIDON. Torridon has to be one of my favourite spots in Scotland. It’s rugged, it’s handsome, it’s harsh, it’s…

Glencoe Area

Saturday 28th – Sunday 29th May 2022 We were up in Glencoe for another weekend ticking off some more Munro’s we’ve still to undertake in this area.  The ones left are more off the beaten track which is ideal.  As much as I love Glencoe, it has become very very touristy.  The A82, what I…

Scottish Highlands

Friday 13th-Sunday 15th May 2020 Aviemore Glencoe We decided to head up north for another weekend in the Highlands. I simply love escaping up here anytime I can. We had no major plans other than hopefully bagging another Munro which we were still undecided about. We left Friday night slowly making our way up towards…