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The UK’s Best Hidden Beaches

Photo credit: praveenfbi / Foter / CC BY

Photo credit: praveenfbi / Foter / CC BY

For the past several weeks I’ve been researching beaches in the UK for work (yes, it’s a hard life, I know). Now, considering how many times I’ve surfed the UK’s waves and wandered around its coast, I fancied myself as a bit of a know-it-all when it came to Britain’s beaches. In fact, I had assumed that a day at the beach in the UK went hand-in-hand with pebbles lodged in shoes, chilly winds and permanent grey skies. Continue reading

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#take12trips challenge, The Speyside Way, Craigellachie to Ballindalloch

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The next section of The Speyside Way, from Craigellachie to Ballindalloch, was a long, fairly straight stretch of 12 miles that followed the old railway route. In fact, throughout most of it, the old station platforms, railway arches and even remnants of discarded railway machinery remained, yet to be claimed by nature.  Continue reading

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#take12trips challenge The Speyside Way, Scotland: Fochabers to Craigellachie

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On the third section of The Speyside Way, we awoke early like little kids at Christmas, eager to start on the trail. It wasn’t so much the joy of hiking that gave us this skip in our step, as the promise of whisky in Craigellachie. Out of all the whisky distilleries in Scotland, more than half are situated in Speyside, and in particular, where we were staying.

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#take12trips challenge, The Speyside Way, Scotland; Spey Bay to Fochabers

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Given that The Speyside Way trail section was only five miles today, we decided to spend the morning doing our latest new-found activity. Continue reading

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#12tripschallenge: the Speyside Way, Scotland; Buckie to Spey Bay

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When it came to choosing a hiking destination in Scotland, we were spoilt for choice. With its rugged mountain scenery and beautiful coastline, it was difficult to choose. All we knew was that it needed beautiful scenery, culture and whisky. Lots of whisky.

So when we came across the Speyside Way, we knew we were on to a winner. Continue reading

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