Scotland, early May

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Scotland, early May

Postby Meekyman » Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:00 am UTC+00:00

Hi Folks,

I know this probably sounds such a general question but I'll go ahead anyway and ask.

I've been to several locations in Scotland (Wester Ross/Glencoe/Trossachs/Moray coast/Glen Affric/Sutherland) but always in October-March, , with the exception of the north coast of Sutherland in mid-summer, when to me the landscape looks "very Scottish". You know, snow-capped or full-on snow covered mountains, red-russet grasses, draich/moist conditions and cracking light. Because of other commitments, me and the better half are planning a week away early May this year. To me it's too late to expect snow covered peaks and I guess most of the snow-melt giving gushing rivers will be gone.

So, to all those with better knowledge of Scotland where would you say comes alive in Scotland photographically in early May? We were considering Arran (very climeable peaks, easy access to both coastlines for sunrise/sunset, possibility of very early coastal wildflowers?) or Glencoe (mountains much more walkable for average Joe compared to Oct-Mar, rivers in full flow?). Welcome ideas.

Cheers

Graham
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Re: Scotland, early May

Postby Michael J Finch » Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:32 pm UTC+00:00

Hi. If you've never been to Arran - go! It is a truly wonderful island. I've been going there for more years than I care to remember and the ops for photos are great. Everything from mountains to macro and geologically, probably the most interesting spot in UK. As a backstop: if the weather is really foul there's plenty to do and see.
For a starting point I'd recce Blackwaterfoot for photos and the bar in the Auchrannie (old bit) for a dram if the weather closes in.
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Re: Scotland, early May

Postby Meekyman » Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:55 pm UTC+00:00

Thanks Michael for your recommendations!

I was wondering if this board was "dead" and so it's nice to see it's still active.

I've been to Arran as an 18 year old silly first year undergraduate student armed with a geological hammer and an appetite for hitting rocks. Geology days are long gone for me, but I can see what you mean about the island being so interesting. We've booked ourselves a cottage in Corrie, so hopefully I can be awake at the crack of dawn for some east coast beach action, have a good walk and then the odd evening on the west coast!

Cheers

Graham
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