Thursday, November 21, 2013
The weather has been a lot colder this week with a dusting of snow settling on the mountains around Loch Ness and also on lower ground for a short while. The native red squirrels in the surrounding woodlands are preparing for the cold winter weather ahead. The red squirrel sheds its coat twice a year, switching from a thinner summer coat to a thicker, darker winter coat for extra warmth. At this time of year the red squirrels also displays striking ear tufts - a prominent distinguishing feature of this species - which can be between 2 – 3.5 cms long and give them their appealing appearance.
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
While staying at Camerons Cottage in the Highlands take full advantage of the unique area surrounding you. Sit outside at the table and chairs provided and watch the herd of Highland cattle drink from the nearby pond and feed on the lush grass. They are curious about you as well and will often come very close to the cottage fence!
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Beautiful colours of Autumn showing on the trees and foliage everywhere now.
Loch Ness looks particularly stunning and the panoramic view from Dores beach is amazing. Autumn is truly a beautiful time of the year to visit the Highlands.
Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
For a good day out from Camerons Cottage take a scenic car trip of about 14 miles to the picturesque village of Fort Augustus. Stop about halfway on your journey at the highest point of the trip known as the Struie - and look at the amazing panoramic view back towards Inverness.
Continue on the road down to Loch Tarff....used for one of the famous scenes from the film 'Local Hero' and drive alongside the loch.
Enter the village of Fort Augustus, park in the car park and stroll along to the Caledonian Canal.
Walk up the steps by the side of the Caledonian Canal and cross over on the lock gates to get a superb view of the canal opening out on to Loch Ness.
You could continue walking up to the top of the canal passing all the lock gates and stroll along the banks of the canal for some way. After a good walk return to the swing bridge and cross over the road. Walk down towards Loch Ness and watch the pleasure boats returning laden with happy passengers.