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Wilderness Scotland: Our Week In Pictures

Posted on Aug 01, 2012 by Sarah Morton

It’s been a bit of a cultural week at Wilderness Scotland, there’s been a lot going on but we’ve all really been taking in the beauty of all the wonderful places we have on our doorstep – travelling along iconic routes to see iconic landmarks, or making the journey further afield to soak up the culture, be it historical or artistic.  It seems like everyone has been constantly on-the-go for weeks now, so it’s nice to have heard about a few experiences that have been at a bit of a slower pace and have ticked a few boxes of the ‘must-do/see’ lists!

The really great thing, is that we’ve noticed that our clients really appreciate the culture, history and local-life of the Highlands, as much as they appreciate all the activities on offer in the north of Scotland!  This week we’ve got trips out in the wilderness that really do embrace this ethos and showcase everything the Highlands of Scotland has to offer – sea kayakers are out exploring the Scottish Sea Kayak Trail South and sampling some of the finest local whisky, wilderness walkers are out discovering the magic of the Orkney Isles with it’s the rich tapestry of history and ancient relics, sailors and walkers are enjoying some fine weather on the west coast of Scotland, and are island hoping between Knoydart, Skye and the Small Isles – we’re hoping they have been lucky enough to spot one of the Orca’s who are currently making the waters in that area their home!

Highlights this Week:

  • Iconic Scotland – from paddling in Assynt, to learning about life in the Highlands circa 1700, to crossing the Forth Bridge to mountain biking the Burma Road, the staff at Wilderness HQ have ticked off quite a few of Scotland’s iconic sights this week!
  • Cultural Trips – not only have this weeks departures been packed full of adventure, exploration and wilderness, they are also the perfect way to immerse yourself in the culture of the Highlands.
  • Wildlife – mid-summer in the Highlands of Scotland really does give way to an abundance of wildlife, when all the spring babies start to grow into young adults – some of them are even pretty confident!  This week has seen sightings of cute seals, flocks of pheasants, a tiny bat and a friendly starfish to name but a few!  We’re keeping our fingers crossed that our Sailing and Walking group, currently in Knoydart, Skye and the Small Isles catch another sighting of an Orca!

Hope you’ve enjoyed the pictures for this week and they’ve perhaps provided a bit of inspiration for your next trip to Scotland – we’ve certainly enjoyed taking them, and love sharing them with you – keep in touch with your happenings!

See you again next week!

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