June 9, 2010

Wanderlust Wednesday: Scotland

So this post was going to go in a totally different direction until I came across Alladale Wilderness Lodge on Jetsetter.  My family is Scottish, but I've never been there and it is currently sitting at #4 on my actual "wander list."

Alladale sits on a 27,000 acre reserve in the Highlands about an hour from Inverness (i.e. it's up north near Loch Ness).  The Lodge was originally completed in 1877 and has been recently renovated.  It is made up of 3 buildings: the main Lodge (sleeps 14), the Eagle's Crag Lodge (sleeps 8), and Ghillie's Retreat (sleeps 4).  Meals are prepared using local, organic ingredients and there is a spa onsite.  In addition, the Lodge offers a wide range of outdoor activities like horseback riding, skeet shooting, mountain biking, hiking, and "stalking" (which is apparently just a creepier way of saying "hunting").

Even in the summer, the average temperature in Inverness is only a measly 63 degrees Farenheit and it rains about 2/3 of the year.  These photos made me think that I would pack comfortable, easy pieces, plus lots of knits to layer, and some gorgeous leather goods.


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