Thursday, 30 July 2015

Camping holiday to the Highlands - Glenfinnan

 On one of our holiday days we decided to have a drive to Glenfinnan. Instead of doing the normal tourist thing of walking to the monument we decided to go another walk which proved to give beautiful views. Glenfinnan was the place where Bonnie Prince Charlie raised his standard, starting the Jacobite Rising in 1745. The Glenfinnan monument was erected to remember this event.

 The path has little dragonflies hovering back and forth and is lined with foxgloves and scots pine trees. We stood calling out to what we thought were deer but it turned out to just be some bushes. No one else was wandering along this path so we got it all to ourselves.

 Along the top road there was quite a lot of felled trees.  The air was full of the smell of wood and I  had to take a few photos as the colours of the trees were so rich. We also got really lovely views across the glen from up there.

 Heading back down I saved this very brightly coloured beetle. You have to keep your eyes peeled all the time on walks like these because there wildlife popping out to say hello all the time.

It was really nice to return here and not do the tourist thing.  I even had to take a picture of the monument from half way up as there were so many tourists swarming around the bottom. I find it's always nice to stay away from all that.

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