My travels and adventures around Scotland mainly by motorhome, motorcycle, bicycle and hill walking. Join me and my Jack Russell Skid as I cover all areas of Scotland including the islands and more remote areas less developed by tourism.
059 Inchcailloch Nature Reserve Loch Lomond
A short boat trip to visit the magical island of Inchcailloch just off the eastern shores of Loch Lomond adjacent to Balmaha. A wonderful day trip or even just for a few hours to walk in the woodlands. There is a small camp site at the south end of the island which must be booked in advance. Boat services are available from Balmaha and Luss as well as Lomond Shores in peak season. Many people visit the island in their own boats or canoes too.
Brief Info Update
Just a short piece of audio to let you know that Passing Places Around Scotland will be back with new episodes as soon as we are re-listed in iTunes.
058 Why visit Scotland in the Winter?
Our clocks are back to GMT and the long dark days of winter are upon us. Visiting Scotland in the winter though can still be a really positive experience especially if you enjoy your winter sports like skiing and hill walking. Star gazing, renting cozy cottages with open fires, enjoying city breaks for Christmas shopping or celebrating Hogmanay can all be included as good reasons why you might want to visit Scotland this winter.
057 Campervans and Hillwalking in Scotland
Motorhome essentials & Scottish hill walking
A conversation with a Passing Places listener Iain Gillepsie all about motorhomes, campervans, hillwaking , munro bagging and long distance footpaths in Scotland. It was great to catch up with Iain and to share some thoughts on how best to travel around Scotland and suggestions on essential equipment and places to go in Scotland. So if you would like to be a guest on the podcast please don't hesitate to get in touch. Equally if you would like more information on where to go in Scotland or what to do on your Scottish adventure then get in touch with the podcast.
056 Geocaching and the Northern lights
Out geocaching & finally seeing the Northern Lights
This week I'm out rediscovering the very enjoyable pastime of geocaching with Caitlin during the school half term holidays and finally after chasing potential sightings of the Northern Lights all over mainland Scotland and the islands I finally catch up with them in a local field by my home!
055 Walking on the Rob Roy Way
Out on the Rob Roy Way
I have enjoyed some great walking over the past week or so not only out on the Rob Roy Way where I had the chance to look at the Corrie Aqueduct, part of the Loch Katrine water supply infrastructure to Glasgow but I also visited the Loup of Fintry waterfall near the village of Fintry next to the Campsie Fells. It was well worth a visit as the recent rainfall had really swollen the river levels. We are finally giving up the fantastic weather and Scotland is now moving on and into the Autumn so at least we have the colours of Autumn still to look forward to.
I am heading for Scotland from Chicago, IL and leaving in 2 days. I found these podcasts very helpful planning my trip. They had interesting details that caused me to plan extra days in Scotland. I think Kevin is a person whom I would get along with famously- one who knows the types of things that I'm interested in and who relates his experiences with personality! Keep up the great work! I love your sense of humor! Linda
Informative and fun listen
I'm one of those whose people who's been interested in Scotland since I can remember. My first trip is in the near future and I like to educate myself on places I'm going to visit. It can be hard to find information on the simpler aspects of an area and this podcast has helped fill in the gaps and give me a better idea of where I'd like to go! Btw, your accent is to die for. Keep on keepin on.
I've listened to every episode!
I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to these podcast episodes. Scotland is now officially on my bucket list!