Forget speed or distance - sometimes location is enough

Forget speed or distance - sometimes location is enough

Yesterday I had an hour to spare on a trip to Mallaig in the north west Highlands, so I took a short run to the end of the road and beyond. The road had a couple of wee short hills almost immediately, so I resorted to walking as I'd not properly warmed up. Then I was onto a track which lead across the moorland above the sea. This has numerous frozen puddles that I had to dance around or jump across so I couldn't get into a good rhythm. But none of this mattered, as I had wonderful views north to the 'rough bounds' of Knoydart and north west to the Isle of Skye.

When I reached the end of the track I continued on a narrow sheep path that lead to three ruined cottages on the hillside above the bay. From here I watched small fishing boats heading for the harbour at Mallaig, way down below me.

I returned by the same route, and was soon back in the busy, wee fishing town.

Another picture of the route: flickr.com/photos/swan-scot...

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  • Wow, looks absolutley lovely. Makes you want to put on your trainers just looking at the picture.

  • that looks fabulous - and amazingly nice weather too!

  • Swanscot....I know jealousy and envy are horrible traits...but, oh my word, I am SOOOO jealous!!

    Both last year and this, I've tried to persuade (!) my hubbie that we really should hire a camper van and go camping in Scotland again. We've been up to Applecross in the past and I'd love to visit Skye, but he needs somewhere warm so it's not going happen this year. Maybe if I show him your photos...... ;-)

  • Just beautiful. :)

  • The best of Scotland can only be seen if you use your legs (in my opinion) just as swanscot does. Lovely photo.

  • Absolutely beautiful. I was almost on that exact spot about a month ago - on a similar stunning day looking out to Skye and the snow-capped mountains. You're right - location can be enough. Your photo reminds me that I need to get back up soon.

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