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5 Things I would have done differently at Loch Lomond

  My first ever visit to Loch Lomond, a fantastic weekend with great company. We packed a huge amount of activities in. You can read about them on my previous post Here. Here are 5 things I would have done differently at Loch Lomond. 1. Not picked a cheap festival tent to spend the weekend in Although at least our tent was coloured to match to countries national drink, Irn-Bru. A larger tent would have given us a little more room for storage! 2. Wear a wetsuit for SUP on Loch Lomond August in Scotland is still Baltic! 13 degrees and falling into the UK's deepest lake is not that great! Wear a wetsuit and keep warm, unlike me who thought shorts and a vest would be suitable.   3. Do an Island Explorer rather than circular cruise and explore Inchcailloch island For the same price you can jump off the cruiser and explore the island and grab a later cruise back to the shore at Luss.  Search for Loch Lomond cruises to book your place online.  4. Walk more of the w

A Staycation in the Jurassic Coast - (Dorset UK)

Given the current restrictions on international travel, why not get to know our own country, after all we do have some beautiful places.  A July week spent in Dorset, we based in Weymouth, a great central location for exploring the many different attractions in the county.  During the week, we explored much of the landscape from cute villages to Jurassic coastlines a few activities and places I highly recommend getting involved in and visiting are; 1. Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove  Two of the most famous beaches / coves In Dorset are a must see. I advise visiting Durdle Door first, the earlier the better as it gets busy very quickly. Once parked up it is a 10- 15 minute walk to the beach, so make sure you use the toilets In the car park before you set off!  On the way down the footpath, you will have great views of the Man O'War beach (pictured below) before reaching the steps down to Durdle Door.   After taking in this Jurassic landscape, you can hike 30 minute

Loch Lomond Itinerary

  Welcome to The Start of the Scottish Highlands My first ever visit to Loch Lomond, a fantastic weekend with great company. We packed a huge amount of activities into our short weekend at this magnificent place.  After planning the trip for weeks, the weather had not predicted very promising results, heavy rain and downpours given for the entire weekend, we were not sure whether to cancel and re-book for another weekend when dryer weather predicted. We decided to go with it, a bit of rain never hurt anyone, even in a non-waterproof child sized tent.  And so we set off, 0430hrs on a summer morning from Chesterfield. A great start until the moment we passed the England/Scotland boarder, immediately rain was smashing down onto the M74, spray from lorries, cars skidding even one crashed over 4 lanes, not a pretty sight. We couldn't act surprised as we knew the forecast.  After another couple of hours having to slow down on the motorway to avoid skidding we even