The short answer? That depends... Most folk who visit Scotland do so between April and October and there is a good reason for that. In these months you have the best chances for good weather, the days are relatively long, there are lots of events on and travelling is usually straight forward. And if you have kids you're mostly stuck to the school holidays anyway. Making the trip to Scotland between April and October makes therefore good sense. So why would you even consider visiting Scotland in the winter? There are some very good reasons to consider a winter visit... If you are looking … [Read more...] about Is Winter a Good Time to Visit Scotland?
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Winter Clothing: A Guide for Hikers Who Want to Stay Warm Keen hikers will know that, in order to complete a successful and safe hike, a range of equipment and clothing is needed, whatever time of year the trip. When it comes to clothing, certain items - such as boots, waterproof jackets, lightweight base layers, hiking socks and more - are needed all year round, but in winter, there are additional extras that are needed to keep you protected from the elements. Where’s Your Head At? When hiking in the winter, you will also need to ensure that your head and face are well protected. In … [Read more...] about What to Pack for a Winter Hiking Holiday