Blogs from Boat of Garten, Inverness-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

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Work occasionally takes me up north and when I had to do a flying visit to Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh it seemed so logical to add a little detour to the Cairngorms into the mix. After all what's a few hundred miles when you get to drive though the beautiful Scottish countryside without any timeframes or firm plans. I love a good road trip and think this is the best way to see this beautiful country, get out of the cities and find the remote places - it's worth it. After work obligations on the Friday I did a run south from Aberdeen to find my ultimate destination the beautiful ruined Dunnotter Castle. There is something about a broken down piece of history that I find so attractive - the renewed, rebuilt and refined is never ... read more
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Aberdeen Beach
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Day 33 Boat of Garten to Inverness via Nairn 46 miles 1072 miles A bright and sunny morning followed the previous days rain so I set off after a hearty breakfast. It was only four miles over to Carrbridge on the old main road and then I turned on to the very quiet B road heading north towards Nairn. A very gentle ascent through the heathery hills was pleasant. I heard and caught glimpses of breeding curlew and Golded Plover. A large raptor in the distance may have been a golden eagle but it was too far away to be sure. The ditches and banks along the road side had lots of good plants including Butterwort, Heath Spotted Orchids, Wintergreen and Sundews. After crossing the watershed a gentle decent over the moors had views of ... read more
hills north of carrbridge
hills north of carrbridge
hills north of carrbridge




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