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Glen Coe is arguably one of the most beautiful and dramatic glens in Scotland; it’s little wonder that it’s such a popular tourist location! Driving through the glen is a breathtakingly bizarre feeling, as if you’ve descended into another world. Craggy mountains, weatherbeaten and black, tower over you as you go deeper into the valley. …

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In December 2020, the Haggis and I caught the ferry to the South Island and spent two days exploring the north region of Marlborough. We road tripped around the dramatic coastline, went on a short hike to see the best views of Mahau Sound, and spent a night in the most blissful bothy on the banks of the Wakamarina River.

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It wasn’t until I moved to Scotland that I became interested in bird watching or ‘birding’. I love hiking in Scotland, and so it’s only natural that I became curious about the wildlife around me. Because I’m from New Zealand, the birds of Scotland seemed so foreign to me, and I developed a desire to …

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If you’re looking for places to visit in Scotland off the beaten path, you’re about to discover some of the best hidden gems that no one knows about. I’ve been living in Scotland for two years now and I feel it is my duty to encourage travellers to get off the tourist track that has …

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When my friend suggested we head away for a girls hiking weekend, I jumped at the opportunity. We both needed a break from our busy lives in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and so we headed north to the Scottish Highlands. Our chosen destination was the remote Loch Ossian on the northeastern edge of Rannoch Moor, in the …

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Once a local secret, mountain bothies have made a comeback with hikers and outdoor enthusiasts after the release of The Bothy Bible, a detailed book that lists over 100 bothies found throughout Scotland. It wasn’t until I was halfway through my hike of the Scottish National Trail that I stayed in my first bothy. And oh …

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Trigger warning: The following article is my experience after completing a long-distance hike of the length of Scotland where I discuss Post Trail Depression. If you are, or believe you are suffering from depression after a long-distance hike, please talk to someone or call Samaritans on 116 123 (UK). “I’m HEEEEEERE!” It was day 50 on …

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