Category Archives: Places to Visit

CALLANISH NEOLITHIC STONE CIRCLE AND ITS LASTING EFFECT ON ME: SEE MY GUEST POST ON WANDERLUSTERS BLOG

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  My Disability Cycling Adventure through the Outer Hebrides was the highlight of my year in 2016.  Some places just motivate and inspire you, and  Callanish did that for me.  It really left a lasting impression. I have been lucky enough to

THE THREE BRETHREN: AN INSPIRATIONAL WALK IN THE SCOTTISH BORDERS

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The Three Brethren If you are looking for motivation, this inspiring walk in the Scottish Borders might just be the thing. On a relatively low hill outside Selkirk, the Three Brethren stand tall against the skyline. Three 10 foot cairns

WELL OF ST RONAN: WELL WORTH A VISIT!

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Inspiration If you are looking for inspiration to go walking in the Scottish Borders, a visit to the healthy spring of St Ronan’s is well worth a visit. The healing waters of St Ronan are thought to have to have

DISABILITY AWARENESS: A REVIEW OF NUFFIELD SPORTS FACILITY IN EDINBURGH

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Health and Fitness I thought I would review a sports facility I use in Edinburgh  to look at Disability Awareness. For many years people have thought about Disability Awareness as fitting ramps and accessible toilets. However, Disability Awareness is much

A SHORT WINTER WALK IN THE PENTLAND HILLS

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The Pentland Hills lie just past the city boundary on the south side of Edinburgh and are a popular place for people of the city to walk, get fresh air, and enjoy some time out of town at the weekends.

VISIT TO ABERLADY BAY, A HAVEN FOR BIRDS AND A COASTAL GEM

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Nestled on the East Lothian coast, Aberlady Bay is a wonderful nature reserve with a staggering amount of bird life on it, and somewhere that plays host every year to tens of thousands of geese every Autumn. Aberlady Nature Reserve

CALLANISH, A MUST FOR EVERYONE WHO VISITS LEWIS

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Cycling over Harris from Tarbert to Callanish was just wonderful, the weather was fine, the road was quiet and with a cross-tail wind most of the way cycling was not too difficult.  Although the mountains of Harris were truly spectacular

Camping in The Ettrick Valley

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I have just come back from a wonderful weekends camping in Tushielaw which is nestled in the Ettrick Valley. Within an easy 2 hour drive of Edinburgh, Tushielaw is in a really beautiful spot surrounded by the rolling hills of

Camping in Sutherland

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I have just returned after a few days camping in Sutherland on the north coast of Scotland and I am just feeling on top of the world. We were so far north, and it was so wild and remote that