It’s almost impossible to believe that we are in October already. With the children settled back into school, and half-term on the horizon, it’s time to consider a mid-winter break. Whether you decide to take this break before or after Christmas, we’d recommend that you add Scotland into the mix! It’s the perfect destination to banish the winter blues and embrace cosy comfort.
Reasons to book your mid-winter break in Scotland:
The scenery is stunning:
The views are always spectacular in bonny Scotland. But come mid-winter it certainly comes into its own. A dusting of snow on the hilltops, glassy lochs and tumbling waterfalls all make for perfect photo opportunities. Wrap up warm for your winter walks and enjoy the great outdoors.
Meet the locals:
We can’t guarantee you’ll spot the Loch Ness monster, (although you never know), but the rest of Scotland’s diverse wildlife will be out and about in the winter months.
About five miles to the west of Bearnock Lodge is Cannich, which leads to the Glen Affric National Nature Reserve, where there are lovely walks through ancient Caledonian pinewoods and across open moorland, providing the opportunity to enjoy all sorts of wildlife and unspoilt splendour. Also close by, at Corrimony, are chambered cairns and an RSPB bird reserve.
Venture just north of Inverness, to Chanonry point, where you may spot porpoise, whales and seals.
Baby, it’s cold outside…
But inside the fire is roaring! There’s something quite delightful about warming up after a brisk walk. And Bearnock Lodge is the perfect place to do so. Light the fire in the cosy oak-lined drawing room and break out the board games. Toast crumpets on the fire, pour a wee dram and settle down for an evening of family fun and frolics.
Warm the cockles of your heart with some delicious Scottish fayre. Turn your hand to Scotch Broth or Stovies and serve up a family feast from our extraordinarily well-equipped Bearnock Lodge kitchens, (yes, there are two!)
Step into your skis:
Want to burn off some of the calories from those heart-warming dishes? With Aviemore just over an hour away and the Nevis Range Mountain Resort a little further south, there are plenty of opportunities to pull on your ski boots.
Capture the Christmas spirit:
A Christmas market visit is an incredibly popular pastime to include in a mid-winter break. But, there’s no need to head overseas to capture the Christmas spirit. Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, is only 25 miles away from Bearnock Lodge and the Yuletide festivities begin with the Christmas Lights Switch On. Discover more HERE.