Weekend beach walks at Fife’s Pettycur Bay
Laretour - Scotland
by Laura
2M ago
Scotland boasts some beautiful beaches, but did you know there are some a stone's throw from Edinburgh? We spent Sunday morning walking at Pettycur ..read more
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Colours and reflections from a small hill in Highland Perthshire
Laretour - Scotland
by Laura
2M ago
Words and pictures from a slow walk up a favourite hill in Perthshire, because autumn doesn't feel like autumn to me unless I've spent a day in this place ..read more
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An ode (and guide) to some favourite Scottish coffee shops
Laretour - Scotland
by Laura
2M ago
Spending time in a coffee shop can be an experience of itself, not simply the act of sipping a hot drink. This is my love letter to some of my favourite cafés in Scotland ..read more
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24 hours on the Isle of Bute
Laretour - Scotland
by Laura
2M ago
Although for decades the island of Bute hadn’t been on the travel bill, things were beginning to change for the better. This trip was sponsored by West Coast Waters ..read more
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A postcard from… Mount Stuart cottages
Laretour - Scotland
by Laura
2M ago
AD: I visited Mount Stuart as part of a sponsored trip with West Coast Waters. It’s a campaign to celebrate Scotland’s diverse west coast ahead of VisitScotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters (#YCW2020). A postcard from the Kennels… I don’t usually write any stand-alone blogs on the accommodation we stay in during our weekend adventures around Scotland ..read more
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24 hours on the Isle of Arran
Laretour - Scotland
by Laura
2M ago
A watercolour white haze sat on the horizon, with cyclists and cars streaming towards the harbour in anticipation of good weather. This trip was sponsored by West Coast Waters ..read more
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A postcard from… Lochaber, and some thoughts on slow travel
Laretour - Scotland
by Laura
2M ago
The first few days it rained almost solidly. Between cups of tea and chocolate-sunk biscuits, we turned pages of books as the raindrops tapped the caravan windows. Reading Kathleen Jamie’s Findings, I imagined myself in an alternative weather reality hoping that, in a few days, I’d be able to get outside and note all the intricacies of ..read more
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A long weekend in leafy Perthshire
Laretour - Scotland
by Laura
2M ago
There are some spots in Scotland that, to me at least, seem seasonal. The iced Fife hills, sprinkled with sheep, are my end of winter. The secret gardens of East Lothian, blooming in rainbows, are where I spent my spring weekends. The rockpooled coasts of the west, with their white sands and clear tides, are ..read more
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The tang of height: 3 small hills in central Scotland
Laretour - Scotland
by Laura
9M ago
We don’t always need the big summits to have an experience in the outdoors that means something. Inspired by spring wanders, here are three of my favourite small hills in central Scotland ..read more
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Weekend beach walks at Fife’s Pettycur Bay
Laretour - Scotland
by Laura
10M ago
Scotland boasts some beautiful beaches, but did you know there are some a stone's throw from Edinburgh? We spent Sunday morning walking at Pettycur ..read more
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