A Walk in the Woods

The bulk of today’s walking has been on woodland tracks. Most Scottish woods consist of neat rows of fast growing pine trees planted in the twentieth century but there are moves afoot to restore highland woodlands to their former glory. These areas originally supported a mixture of deciduous and coniferous trees but centuries of plundering for ship building and military use means there are very few mixed woodlands left.Along the Great Glen Way, and in other parts of Scotland we can see that more birch, oak, rowan and other indigenous trees are being reintroduced and the wild life loves it.   

chambered cairn by The Great Glen near Inverness
gorse in the foreground sea in the distance
from west to east Scotland

I was delighted to stumble across the delightful, Abriachan campsite and cafe in the woods and I stopped for a lovely cup of real tea (made with tea leaves, not bags). This is the proper home-made, shack in the woods, off-grid technology that I love and the best tea ever. Do not pass it by, stop for a cuppa and you may even get to meet Oink the pig.

But the highlight of today has to be meeting up with Kerriann and Hugo in Inverness. Yes, Kerriann has driven all the way up here to support me on my final leg to John O’Groats – good on her!

best cafe in Scotland


5 thoughts on “A Walk in the Woods

  1. Mollie Setterington

    Hello Graham,

    Still going strong. Over 1000 miles!!! Lovely photo.s and i,m sure best of all today was meeting up with Kerrianne. You both deserve a medal. Making memories. Carry on to John o. Groats. Every good wish Mollie and Ken



  2. Anonymous

    So good to know Kerriann has arrived safely(and Hugo of course) Also that you have passed the 1,000 miles – what an achievement for BOTH of you!! See you soon?

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  3. Cheryl Maughan

    Hooray for Kerriann and Hugo – well done for the drive – you are now my official antipodean heroine- well done and three gold stars – hope you think west is best as you travel eastward and upwards Graham – hope your new boots are made for walking a la Nancy Sinatra – will be easier to know you have your wee family and thoughts of many with you!
    Much love Cheryl & John xxx

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