We may be in the depths of winter, but as esteemed American author, Hal Borland, once said: “No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” And before you know it spring in the Highlands will arrive… And it’s a perfect time to visit Bearnock!
Spring in the Highlands – The perfect time to visit.
At Bearnock we think the Highlands of Scotland is a spectacular destination whatever the season. But visit in springtime, and you’re in for a real treat. Here are five reasons why we ❤️ spring in the Highlands.
The sun comes out to play:
Part of Scotland’s charm is its changeable weather. It’s not unusual to have four seasons in a day. And although there is an old Scottish proverb, “Cast not a clout till May be oot.”, (meaning don’t discard your winter clothing until May), you’re highly likely to be able to carry your walking jacket, rather than wear it. That’s because the average daily sunshine hours begin to climb through March and April, reaching a peak in May. Spring is typically the driest and sunniest time of year in the Highlands of Scotland.
Spring in the Highlands sees daffodils, bluebells, cherry blossom and rhododendrons burst into bloom. Brodie Castle is just an hour and fifteen minutes drive away from Bearnock Lodge. Visit in spring, and you’ll find the grounds are carpeted with over 100 varieties of daffodil. And if you’d prefer to take in the captivating colour from Bearnock, you won’t be disappointed. Bearnock Lodge sits in 4 acres of land with formal gardens to the south and west of the property.
Let there be Light:
No matter how you choose to spend your days, longer daylight hours mean that you’ll have more time to explore. So you can hike higher, bike boundlessly or sightsee slow time.
Spring is the start of the Highland Games season in the Highlands of Scotland. Gordon Castle in Fochabers is around two hours drive from Bearnock Lodge. This is where Scotland’s only Highland Games and Country Fair takes place. Find out more about the event HERE. And view the full Scottish Highland Games Calendar for 2020 HERE.
Eat, Drink & Be Merry:
The vast array of Farmer’s Markets in the Highlands will restock with deliciously fresh seasonal produce. And it’s not all about fruits and vegetables. Goat’s cheese is excellent in the springtime as it is kidding season. Serve it with locally bought honey on rye toast for pre-dinner drinks in the magnificent drawing room at Bearnock Lodge.