The year 2020 was understandably a very challenging year for us all! However, it is important to reflect on the positive aspects of 2020 and to maintain a positive mind set for 2021. One positive thing that occurred in 2020 is that more people had the chance to reconnect with nature! Research shows that being at one with nature provides benefits for both physical and mental health. Although a majority of the shops and restaurants are closed, there are still various locations and hidden gems you can explore in Scotland!
Falls of Dochart, Killin
The Falls of Dochart is a breath-taking collection of waterfalls that run through Killin in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. This is the ideal location to spend a perfect day in nature by witnessing the waters crashing into the rocks and then flowing around the Islands of Inchbuie. Spending more time in nature can make you more energised, mentally stronger and resilient in the long run. The Falls of Dochart is also located near the Breadalbane Folklore Centre, a wonderful location where you can expand your knowledge and learn more about the local area’s history! If you’re looking to book for your next holiday in the Killin area, why not check out some of our lovely accommodations such as the Fern Cottage and the Morenish Mews, Killin Cottage!
Photo Credit: @Carole Christie
Loch Lubnaig, Callander
Loch Lubnaig is a beautiful stretch of freshwater that is situated between two mountains. Strathyre, which is to the north of Loch Lubnaig is a great starting spot for nature walks and admiring the scenic views! Some of the nature walks you can embark on include the ‘Strathyre Circuit’ and there is also a 4 mile walk which reaches to Beinn Each. Loch Lubnaig is also the perfect location for various outdoor activities such as paddling, fishing and an ideal camping spot! If you’re looking to book your next holiday in Callander, why not check out some of our lovely accommodations such as the Northchurch Apartment 4 and the Northchurch Apartment 8!
Photo Credit: @Gela Gaarmstro
Neist Point Lighthouse, Isle of Skye
Neist Point Lighthouse is considered one of the most famous lighthouse in all of Scotland and is located near Glendale. This landmark provides the perfect opportunity to go sightseeing by waking along the concrete path to witness amazing views of the high cliffs and the lighthouse itself. Top Tip: visiting the Neist Point Lighthouse during sunset makes the location even more spectacular and is the ideal spot for taking nature pictures!
Photo Credit: @Judith Brown
Goatfell, Isle of Arran
Goatfell is pin pointed as the highest point of the mountains on Arran and is a popular location for refreshing nature walks! Scientists have discovered that spending a minimum of 2 hours a week immersed in nature results in good health and wellbeing for both the body and mind! Goatfell is comprised of a total of 8 stages in which each stage showcases beautiful landmarks, stunning scenery and breath-taking panoramic views!
Photo Credit: @Harrison Miller