A couple of months ago we decided to pack our bags and drive up to the very north of Scotland, stopping off along the way in some historical villages and rolling countryside. First stop was the picturesque little village of Dunkeld which sits in the beautiful countryside of Pertshire and next to the River Tay. We visited the Beatrix Potter Garden – the writer behind The Tale of Peter Rabbit or as we know it in Swedish Pelle Kanin. Beatrix got inspiration for her stories when visiting the Dunkeld area, and I’m sure you can see from the pictures why this is!
Next stop was Sutherland and Caithness, which are the most northerly parts of mainland Britain. The landscape is bare and treeless, with a beautiful harshness to it. With no internet signal it was a moment to breath and listen to the ocean.
After a couple of days sleeping and walking on the beach we headed up to John o’Groats and walked to the true northeasterly point nearby Duncansby Head. It has two truly spectacular sea-stacks just to the south, and the Bay of Sannick where we spotted seals and pups.
On the way back we took a detour from Glencoe to Glen Etive – a worthwhile one to say the least! It is a breathtaking journey of winding roads and golden grasses.
As we drove home the mist and rain appeared, turning the Scottish landscape into something out of a fairytale.
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