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Good for the soul

VisitScotlandAngelaVisitScotlandAngela Member, Administrator, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
edited March 29 in General Discussion

Sometimes getting away from the hustle and bustle of city life is good for the soul, and in Scotland you don’t need to wander far off the beaten track to discover your own little corner of the world where you can slow down and enjoy life in the slow lane for a while.

One of my favourite escapes is the Cowal Peninsula in the quieter west region of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.  There’s nothing quite like a gentle stroll through the Argyll Forest Park, or following the cascading Arklet Burn as it flows through Puck’s Glen.  Benmore Botanic Gardens is always so peaceful and if you head down some of the windy minor roads on the peninsula you’re quite likely to discover your own little piece of heaven on a tranquil beach somewhere overlooking a sea loch.

Where is YOUR favourite place to escape to in Scotland?

Photo credit:  Pucks Glen, Argyll Forest Park  (VisitScotland/Kenny Lam)


  • FullStopNextChapterFullStopNextChapter VisitScotland Ambassador ✭✭✭
    Since I started outdoor swimming in 2019 I would have to say my happy place is anywhere in the water. 

    I've enjoyed watching osprey fishing in my local loch in Perthshire. Enjoyed close encounters with a dipper on the river Almond and a curious seal in Shetland. My bravest moment was swimming in Loch Ness. 

    It's an amazing way to switch off and experience Scotland from a completely different perspective. 

    Join in my new chapter over on the blog. Discovering all things that make Scotland the place everyone wants to visit. 

  • VisitScotlandAngelaVisitScotlandAngela Member, Administrator, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    WOW @FullStopNextChapter! That sounds like an amazing experience.  :) I 've never been brave enough to take a dip in past my knees, but I do agree that there's something really special about getting out into the nature and enjoying special moments that you'll never forget.  
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