Friday Postcards from a hike through Glencoe Scotland

 In Destinations, Europe, Hikes

Last week I finally got around to creating an album for me and my parents with all of the photos we took during our two-week trip through Scotland. OK, so maybe I didn’t include them all. I think I shot about 5000 and my dad shot at least 700 photos. Two hundred might have made it into the MyPublisher album I created. Thank goodness we are now a digital photography family. If that had all been film, we would have spent more on the processing and printing than the trip!

Editing through that many photos meant that I found a few favorites along the way. Most of the photos had my parents and my kids in them with a few of me sprinkled into the mix, but a few were of the stunning, sweeping landscapes that Scotland is known for, especially around Glencoe.
Glencoe-Scotland

I remember Glencoe Scotland perfectly. We headed up one morning to check out the town (it really doesn’t exist) and do a little hiking. We knew there was this cute little inn to have lunch at so we went in search of it first since our bellies were grumbling after a late start and a long drive. Along the way I kept yelling for my dad to pull over. There was yet another amazing shot I just had to get a photograph of before we continued on. It got so bad that we decided we would just return the next day to do some dedicated hiking. My mom had found the perfect little trail during one of our stops that went through a valley with hills (mountains?) on either side. Little did we know that there was a river running through it as well. It was also the perfect backdrop for a few epic sword fights between my dad (the evil knight) and my oldest son (the good knight).

Since we had a three year old and a five year old with us, we couldn’t hike as far in as we would have liked, but what we saw only made us hungry for more. And speaking of hungry– we did eventually find that little inn that looked out over a waterfall (yes, I will have more info on that spot for you soon). The meat pie and tomato soup hit the spot, but not as much as the Thistly Cider and local beers.

Looking back at the photos now, I can only dream about our next trip. This time we will bring my husband. He missed out on the moors of Glencoe. It’s not fair, but it sure gives us a good reason to go back.

Glencoe-Scotland

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Keryn Means
Keryn is the founder and editor-in-chief of Walking on Travels, an award-winning site that gives hope to today’s active parents who don’t want to stop their lives; they simply bring their kids along for the ride. Keryn utilizes her project management background, along with a masters degree in journalism and an undergrad degree in photography to the team to create dynamic content and a vision that keeps up with the latest technology and trends. You can find Keryn dragging her 2 boys around the DC area most days and across the globe several times a year. Follow along on their adventures on Instagram and Pinterest.
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  • Lydia C. Lee
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    I just got blocked as spam?? Anyway, lovely scenery….

  • Lydia C. Lee
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    I just got blocked as spam?? Anyway, lovely scenery….

    • Keryn Means
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      Sorry about that. No idea why but I’ll look into it. Thanks for commenting!

  • Pinay Flying High
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    I almost always take the same amount of photos everywhere I go and sorting through it is one heck of a job. I bet it was hard for you to decide which photos make it to this post. 🙂

    Lovely place but I’m wondering, did you manage to find the lovely inn you were going to have lunch at? :p

    • Keryn Means
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      We did find it! And it was so good. I’ll have more details up soon on where it was at and why you should go. We went twice!

  • Drumlessen Den Haag
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    Yes, Scotland is the best! Very isolated and on every corner is a postcard waiting. We’ve been to the Isle of Skye and it’s still one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been too.

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