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Into The Wild: A Girls Hiking Weekend at Loch Ossian Youth Hostel

When my friend Kathi from Watch Me See 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 …

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The 10 Best Bothies in Scotland

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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Coping With Post Trail Depression After A Long-Distance Hike

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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The Best Things To Do In Edinburgh

Disclosure: Spending money was gifted by Hotels.com [who offer a fantastic range of hotels in Edinburgh city centre] for some of the tours and attractions listed in this article. All views [as always] are my own. This article may also contain links to products/services I love that I may earn a small commission from- at …

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A Guide To Hiking the Scottish National Trail

The Scottish National Trail is the grandfather of long-distance hikes in Scotland; it combines many existing trails, linking them to form one massive hike that runs the length of Scotland. In 2018 I was the first solo female to complete the trail in one go. I wrote this hiking guide to help anyone planning to hike the Scottish National Trail, including answers to the most frequently asked questions, descriptions of each section, advice on what to pack, and other helpful information.

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