Scotland in a day – that’s what Rabbie’s likes to call its day trip to Loch Ness. And indeed, the additional stops at Loch Lomond, in Glencoe and Pitlochry, and of course various places along the shores of Loch Ness, this tour is a tour de force leading from the Lowlands to the Highlands and back again. Starting in Glasgow as early as 8am this promised to be a day packed with gorgeous views and fun activities, so one fine autumn day I grabbed my backpack and headed out to adventure. Together with my friend Frida I set out to hunt down the monster of Loch Ness, indulge in some Scottish single malt whiskies and soak up as many autumn views in the Highlands as possible.
One of my favourite things about Glasgow is that it is so close to the southern Highlands, that I can see the hills north of the city from my living room window. On a sunny day that is… Last weekend was yet another glorious sunshine-filled one, so we decided it was time to leave Glasgow behind. A rental car was quickly booked for the day and I already knew where I wanted to go for this perfect day hike: Ben A’an.
As three is a party, my flatmate and my boyfriend joined me for this epic day trip. The more the merrier!