Scotland is famous for its natural beauty and is the perfect place to enjoying some of the best views in the world. What better way to do that than by exploring the Scottish coast in a kayak. You can observe Scotland’s wildlife in their natural habit and discover hidden gems from secluded coves to thriving islands. So if you are planning a trip to Scotland then keep reading to find out the best places to go to truly see and experience Scotland at its best.
Known as the jewel of the highlands, Plockton is a must-see for anyone who wants to be amazed by the stunning scenery overlooking Loch Carron. Kayak around the coastline and see the conservation village. Visit the harbour and even watch the local regatta while floating in the clear, pure Scottish waters. Once you are back on dry land, take off on foot through the highlands. Experience up close the amazing woodlands and moors, perhaps if you are lucky enough you will be able to spot one of the areas native pine martins or even an otter – just be sure to pack the camera!
The Outer Hebrides
Seeing The Outer Hebrides is an experience not to be missed. Take a trip around this island chain from Lewis to Barra and experience the tranquillity of this undisturbed environment. Take in the impressive views of the sea, watch birds on the high cliff tops. Don’t forget to soak in the Hebridean atmosphere as you sail at the boundary of the Atlantic Ocean. If culture is more your thing, the islands have a range of museums and visitor attractions as well as historical guides that can introduce you to the world-renowned Harris Tweed and introduce you to the history of the wool and how it is made,
Isle of Mull
Despite the temperamental weather that this tourist attraction can experience, the second largest island in the Inner Hebrides is beautiful no matter the forecast. Once you have bought the best kayak on the market for your Scottish escape you can sail around the famous eagle island, go pony trekking through the deserted highlands and even take a short boat ride across to neighbouring Tobermory and Iona, home to Scotland oldest commercial distillery. If there are any golfers in your party they will surely love the breath-taking views that can be seen from the Tobermory and Iona golf courses, allowing you to the opportunity to practise you’re kayaking whilst they brush up on their golfing skills on some of the most beautiful courses in the world.
Fancy kayaking under the iconic Forth Railway Bridge? If so then organising a trip to the Lothian Coast will definitely not be a disappointment! Not only can you take in the scenery of the Inner Forth. You are also a short trip away from Scotland’s capital home to the must-see Edinburgh castle. The famous Princes street which will surely be the highlight of the holiday for any shopaholic.
Until Next Time… Charlotte x