Castle Menzies in Scotland: A Complete Room By Room Tour

Nestled amidst the rolling hills of Perthshire, Castle Menzies (pronounced ‘Mingiss’) stands tall and proud. It’s an exemplary example of a Scottish Z-shaped castle. As you walk through the castle grounds you are transported to a different time, where chivalry and honour reigned, and tales of valour were etched in stone. I took the opportunity… Read More

Saturday, 28 January 2023

Chee Dale Stepping Stones Walk (Quickest): A Complete Guide

Chee Dale Stepping Stones are the most impressive of all the Peak District stepping stones. They are also less well known than Dovedale Stepping Stones making them much easier to visit without the crowds. The Chee Dale Stepping Stones walk is the ideal hike if you’re searching for an exciting and original way to experience… Read More

Wednesday, 25 January 2023

Pitlochry Dam & Fish Ladder: Everything You Need to Know

Perched upon the River Tummel is Pitlochry Dam, part of the Tummel Valley’s hydro scheme which is made up of 9 power stations and 4 major dams. The Tummel Valley was one of the first regions in Scotland to be developed for hydroelectric power in the 1930s and today produces renewable energy for the area.… Read More

Thursday, 24 November 2022

Thor’s Cave Walker’s Guide: The Easiest Walk

Tucked away in a sleepy pocket of the Peak District is a distinct and striking rocky outcrop gazing out on the Manifold Valley. Carved into its craggy face is a gaping hole which has an enchanting aura about it. This is Thor’s Cave, a limestone structure which attracts thousands of walkers per year. Reaching Thor’s… Read More

Sunday, 20 November 2022

Thorpe Cloud, Dovedale: A Walker’s Guide 2023

Chalky limestone crunched beneath my feet as I took another step closer to Thorpe Cloud’s elusive summit. The incline had steepened rapidly and for the last stretch it appeared I would have to scramble in order to find myself perched on the mighty backbone of this mountain. Splat. The sky had unleashed a torrent of… Read More

Tuesday, 15 November 2022

Tay Forest Park: A Complete Visitor’s Guide

When you think of Scotland, it’s likely that images begin to swim through your mind of vast landscapes coated with dense forests and striking hills overlooking endless lochs. This idyllic picturescape could easily be the Tay Forest Park, an area of exceptional natural beauty within the Perthshire region in Scotland. This protected pocket of wilderness… Read More

Monday, 14 November 2022

Falls of Bruar: A Walker’s Guide

Thunder boomed in my ears as I approached the viewing platform, the continuous roaring reaching its much anticipated crescendo as I was gifted with my first view of the lower falls. An ancient stone bridge stretched over the top of the falls and I watched in awe as an endless torrent of striking blue water… Read More

Sunday, 13 November 2022

Milldale Village In The Peak District: A Visitor’s Guide

The beautiful stone village of Milldale sits at the northern end of the Dovedale Valley in the White Peaks area of the Peak District National Park. Milldale is the prettiest village in Derbyshire and my personal favourite! The picturesque hamlet contains roughly a dozen grey stone cottages which date back to the 17th and 18th… Read More

Monday, 7 November 2022

Dovedale Stepping Stones: A Complete Visitor’s Guide

Dovedale Stepping Stones in the Peak District is arguably one of the most beautiful places I’ve visited within the UK. Nestled within a spectacular valley, surrounded by limestone pinnacles and ancient caves, Dovedale is an area of natural beauty that absolutely lives up to its popularity. Whether you love hiking, fancy a peaceful picnic in… Read More

Sunday, 4 September 2022

Falls of Acharn and the Hermit’s Cave: The Ultimate Guide

Tucked secretly away from the banks of Loch Tay, in a small, unassuming village of delightful stone cottages, is a series of falls known as the Falls of Acharn. The Falls of Acharn are not nearly as talked about as the nearby Birks of Aberfeldy, making them a bit more of a hidden gem (and… Read More

Sunday, 21 August 2022