Wonders of Scotland

Wonders of Scotland

Scotland has been renowned worldwide for being a hub of natural beauty. The country is perfect for those scenic-loving tourists and from its rolling glens to its towering mountains, there’s something truly magnificent about the country and its beautiful landscape. Scotland has something that appeals to anyone once they take in the sights. The summer is the perfect season to explore and discover Scotland in all of its natural form. Before heading to this beautiful country, ensure that you have an EHIC card which can be applied for on this EHIC website.  With that covering any of your medical expenses, you are free to experience a new side of Scotland. The next time you pull on your walking boots and go for an amble through some of the most scenic landscapes in the country, here is what is on offer:

Corryvreckan Whirlpool

This mystical looking whirlpool is a product of the geological structure of the sea bed, which has an underground mountain! Yes, it sounds like something you will get out of Game Of Thrones, but the tides from the east and west of the north tip of Jura collide and an underwater basalt pillar, known as ‘The Old Hag’. This then forces the tidal water upwards, with the water pushed back together from the banks to create a swirling Whirlpool.

Ben Nevis 

Known by the locals as ‘The Ben’, this mountain that stands at 4,411ft (1345m) is close to the small town of Fort William in Lochaber. It is the UK’S tallest mountain and it is pretty likely that you will come across some snow on your way up there, even in the hotter seasons.  It is thought that the best time of the year to visit this wonder is between June-October, but it’s still as beautiful no matter what time you go.

Coire Gabhail

Famous for its atmospheric peaks, bloody history and being featured in the iconic film franchise James Bond, this location is a gateway to a myriad of stunning walks. Coire Gabhail is known as the Lost Valley due to its two to three hour rough and ready hike through 2.5 miles of stunning mountain scenery. Other than being easy on the eye, it has a vibrant history and is known to be where the Macdonald clan used to hide the cattle that they had rustled from their neighbours.

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs

Aside from Loch Ness, this is by far one of Scotland’s most scenic and famous lochs. If you want to know why the banks of Loch Lomdon are out of this world, simply take a trip there and go for a wander in the Troassachs and you’ll soon understand what pure beauty is.

West Highland Way

The seven mile 11.km stretch from Inversnaid to Ardlui and Inverarnan in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park takes roughly seven hours to complete and is considered a hard challenge to complete. After completing this walk, you’ll need a well-deserved rest because the West Highland Way spans 96 miles between Millngavie and Fort William.