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Trekking the Highlands

After a week trekking the Highlands of Scotland, (after spending a bit of time enjoying the sun here in Malibu) is that this was a great experience. Old castles, lochs, glacier sculpted mountains, fiddles and pipes and, of course, numerous pulled pints filled our week in the Highland.

Castles like the Eilean Donan are still used in movies, such as Highlander with Sean Connery. A film crew was using the castle while we visited.

Towns we enjoyed are listed in various tips and recommendations as well as restaurants and pubs we enjoyed in the area.

We did a one week trekking tour spending two nights in Ullapool, two nights in Gairloch and then three nights on the Isle of Skye in Edinbane.

Off the Road and into the Bog

Hiking the bog. No way for a So Cal boy to prepare for this. To slog the bog is to get off any modicum of trail, and step through saturated peat, bog, grass and heather. Placing each step to minimize how wet you were going to get. You are going to get wet, it is only a question of how wet. Water proof, high top boots are a must. Fortunately, it is not that cold, at least in September.

Pulling a Pint in a Pub

A pulled ale is one of the basic food groups in the Highland. After every hike we were ready for a pint or two.

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  • Pros:Wonderful people and countryside
  • Cons:Too damn wet
  • Last visit to Highland: Sep 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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