• hermitage of braid woodland edinburgh autumn
    Autumn,  Edinburgh,  Hikes & Walks,  Mountains & Hills,  Parks & Gardens,  Scotland

    Autumn In Edinburgh: The Best Places To See Colourful Leaves

    Don’t you just love autumn? It’s my favourite season! ๐Ÿ‚ As soon as the leaves begin turning those golden shades, I have to get out and admire them. Over the last few years, I have enjoyed discovering Edinburgh in the autumn and the beautiful autumnal scenery across the city. Autumn is a wonderful time to visit Edinburgh. After the busy rush of the tourism peak season and the summer festivals, the city quietens down. Nature surrounds Edinburgh, and in the autumn it really comes to life. Wildlife scavenge before hibernation and the burns babble before they freeze. The multitude of shades of red, orange and yellow bring vibrancy to the…

  • corrour loch ossian highlands
    Highlands,  Hikes & Walks,  Itineraries,  Lakes,  Mountains & Hills,  Scotland,  West Highland Line

    11 Things To Do In Corrour & Loch Ossian

    If you’re taking a trip on the West Highland Line, I highly recommend a stop at Corrour and Loch Ossian. This incredibly unique and remote place is a real hidden gem. Located in the Scottish Highlands, Corrour is the highest railway station in Britain and the area is only accessible by train. Close by is the beautiful Loch Ossian surrounded by stunning mountains. Here are 11 ideas of things to do in Corrour and Loch Ossian. Fit these into your itinerary and you’ll have the best time in the remote Scottish wilderness! 1. Hike The Trainspotting Mountain – Leum Uilleim Leum Uilleim is a 909m high Corbett situated about 3km…

  • Hikes & Walks,  Hokkaido,  Japan,  Mountains & Hills

    Hiking An Active Volcano In Hokkaido – Mount Meakan

    Hiking ็™ปใ‚‹Hokkaido :ย  Mount Meakan (้›Œ้˜ฟๅฏ’ๅฒณ Meakan-Dake) In June 2015 I headed out east to celebrate Rina’s birthday. My friends being my friends, our idea of a decent celebration is hiking 1,499m up an active stratovolcano. This is Mount Meakan, the highest mountain in the Akan Volcanic Complex located in Akan National Park in Hokkaido, Japan. I’ve visited the Lake Akan region perhaps around six times, but I never had a chance to hike this volcano… until now. A relatively easy hike (despite the height), many of my friends have climbed this mountain many times before and their pictures always looked stunning. At the summit you can see two unique…

  • Calton Hill
    Art & Museums,  Castles & Historic Monuments,  Edinburgh,  Festivals & Events,  Hikes & Walks,  Mountains & Hills,  Scotland

    Everything You Need To Know About Calton Hill

    Calton Hill, 103m (338ft), is a gorgeous little hill and an absolute must if you are visiting the city even for a short time. It is so close to the city centre, basically in the heart of it at the east end of Princes Street, so you have no excuse not to add it to your itinerary (and why would you not want to?!)! It offers excellent views of the city centre all around, Leith and the Firth of Forth and the islands, Arthur’s Seat and the Salisbury Crags, Holyrood Park, and of course all the incredible architecture including Edinburgh Castle, the old City Observatory, and all sorts of monuments…