Oban to Fort William Highlands
Good development! After a couple weeks of trying to locate time to edit pictures, I have finally gotten through them all and can now compose a post!
More good news (i do believe)! Since there are so many photos and so much material to create about, i have to spread this out over multiple posts! Which means this week, you get the very first section of my travel: Glasgow, Oban, and Mull. I’ll write about Fort William, Mallaig, and Skye a few weeks in order that I am able to do each location justice.
A few weeks ago, we took a very impromptu camping travel out to the Western Highlands and isles, that I have finally dubbed my absolute preferred place to travel on earth. I’ve already been many locations, but this effortlessly beats them all. I’m unsure if it is the mountain-island combo that did me in or even the wonderful men and women and/or amazing food. It was most likely all three. But although I got consumed live by midges, I however absolutely adore this part of Scotland and desire I had been living here your whole time. When there were a place to getaway, this would be it.
We took this journey mostly because I’ve constantly desired to go out towards the western Highland and countries. I’ve lived right here for almost annually, and I also hadn’t managed to make it available yet, so I discovered the absolute cheapest solution to get there and hopped on a train.
The best way (and cheapest way) to take a trip like this (if you’re going for a bit and taking several trains and ferries) is to buy a Highland Rover violation from Scotrail. I have a railcard, rendering it even cheaper. The Highland Rover will bring you on essentially any train through the highlands, a lot of the buses, while the ferries from Oban to Mull and Mallaig to Skye. You will find a tent and resting back in Glasgow for around £30 and campsites cost between £10 -20 per evening.
I needed to get the most off my rover admission, thus I caught the 5:20am train from Glasgow Queen Street off to Oban. We snagged a couple of pictures along the way, but We mostly slept. I’ve taken this train before out to Arrochar and Tarbet, which can be additionally a vacation I would recommend to any or all visiting Scotland.
Used to don’t have too much effort in Oban, and so I discovered a supermarket, purchased some meal, and headed to the ferry.
We decided on possibly the absolute worst day is wandering around Oban and Mull. There is torrential rainfall all day long, and I also had been carrying all my camping gear, which got that all somewhat wet. If you are traveling in Scotland and aren’t in metropolitan areas, I recommend bringing waterproofs. Not just a raincoat, I mean waterproof trousers aswell. They’ll keep you cozy and dried out, and if you’re outside all day long, that helps avoid things like hypothermia also cold/wet-related conditions. It’s in addition simply a lot more comfortable.