• corrour loch ossian highlands
    Highlands,  Hikes & Walks,  Itineraries,  Lakes,  Mountains,  Scotland,  West Highland Line

    11 Things To Do In Corrour & Loch Ossian

    If you’re taking a trip on the West Highland Line, I highly recommend a stop at Corrour and Loch Ossian. This incredibly unique and remote place is a real hidden gem. Located in the Scottish Highlands, Corrour is the highest railway station in Britain and the area is only accessible by train. Close by is the beautiful Loch Ossian surrounded by stunning mountains. Here are 11 ideas of things to do in Corrour and Loch Ossian. Fit these into your itinerary and you’ll have the best time in the remote Scottish wilderness! 1. Hike The Trainspotting Mountain – Leum Uilleim Leum Uilleim is a 909m high Corbett situated about 3km…

  • Hikes & Walks,  Hokkaido,  Japan,  Mountains

    Hiking An Active Volcano In Hokkaido – Mount Meakan

    Hiking 登るHokkaido :  Mount Meakan (雌阿寒岳 Meakan-Dake) In June 2015 I headed out east to celebrate Rina’s birthday. My friends being my friends, our idea of a decent celebration is hiking 1,499m up an active stratovolcano. This is Mount Meakan, the highest mountain in the Akan Volcanic Complex located in Akan National Park in Hokkaido, Japan. I’ve visited the Lake Akan region perhaps around six times, but I never had a chance to hike this volcano… until now. A relatively easy hike (despite the height), many of my friends have climbed this mountain many times before and their pictures always looked stunning. At the summit you can see two unique…

  • Calton Hill
    Art & Museums,  Castles & Historic Monuments,  Edinburgh,  Festivals & Events,  Hikes & Walks,  Mountains,  Scotland

    Everything You Need To Know About Calton Hill

    Calton Hill, 103m (338ft), is a gorgeous little hill and an absolute must if you are visiting the city even for a short time. It is so close to the city centre, basically in the heart of it at the east end of Princes Street, so you have no excuse not to add it to your itinerary (and why would you not want to?!)! It offers excellent views of the city centre all around, Leith and the Firth of Forth and the islands, Arthur’s Seat and the Salisbury Crags, Holyrood Park, and of course all the incredible architecture including Edinburgh Castle, the old City Observatory, and all sorts of monuments…

  • corstorphine hill tower
    Castles & Historic Monuments,  Edinburgh,  Hikes & Walks,  Mountains,  Scotland

    5 Reasons Why I Love Corstorphine Hill

    Corstorphine Hill is a magical gem! I absolutely love exploring this beautiful hill for many reasons. Here are 5. 1. It has one of the best views of Edinburgh. This is seldom known to most who visit the city. The little spot called “Rest and be Thankful” gives a beautiful view of the city from the west side, looking almost directly at Edinburgh Castle and Arthur’s Seat behind it, beautifully framed by the trees. There is a little bench there to relax and enjoy the scenery. 2. Robert Louis Stevenson loved it. The hill is thought to have given inspiration to Robert Louis Stevenson for his book ‘Kidnapped’ (there is…