Walking in Scotland During Winter
Winter walking in Scotland can be a wonderful experience, with white powder snow, and trees covered in a crisp coating of frosted ice sparkling in the bright sunlight, smelling the fresh air and listening to the wildlife as you walk by towering mountains entombed in ice till spring arrives.
Those are just a few things you have to look forward to if you are planning a winter holiday in Scotland, not only can you enjoy the fantastic scenery and fresh bracing air, Scotland offers many other activities to keep you busy during the winter months.
In the Cairngorm National Park where the main Ski resort lies just a few miles from Aviemore you can enjoy plenty of winter activities from walking with the reindeer’s or taking a ride on the dog sleighs through forests and over frozen rivers, these are just a few things to enjoy when on holiday in Scotland.
Short walks can also be found in areas of natural beauty, enjoy short walks around the village of Glencoe and marvel at the fantastic mountains surrounding this area, or take a guided tour around the Rothiemurchus estates and Glenmore estates close to the Cairngorm Mountain. You don’t have to venture up the mountains to enjoy a winter scene when in the Scottish Highlands there is always somewhere to visit to take in the wonders of a Scottish snow scene.
If you do venture into the mountains always ensure you are well equipped and someone knows where you are going and what time you will be back, if you are an inexperienced walker there are plenty of guided tours to find on the estates listed above if not visit your local tourist information office for more information.
After a lovely walk in Scotland it is always nice to come back to a lovely hotel and sit in front of a roaring log fire enjoying a nice warm drink or even some of Scotland water of life “Malt Whisky” this whisky will ensure you warm up nicely ready for a comfy stay in one of Scotland’s great hotels, and will set you off ready for a great night of local entertainment, there is always some sort of event happening in Scotland especially in the Christmas or Hogmanay holidays.
Winter Weather in Scotland
The weather in Scotland during the winter can vary and you are not always going to be sure what its going to do, so make sure you travel well prepared with winter coats and plenty of layers to keep you warm, the roads in Scotland are very good between major towns and cities but please be cautious if you do wander away from these main roads, the smaller country roads in Scotland can sometimes close especially those that travel through Mountains and valleys, you will notice in the summer months that poles are situated on the side of mountains roads and gates are also seen by the side of these roads, believe me they do get used in the winter so please be careful.