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Absolute Escapes November 9 2021

As we draw to the end of 2021, we’re taking a fond look back at the most-liked photos on our Instagram over the past year …

 

1) Achmelvich Bay

These azure waters and golden sands may look Caribbean-esque, but you’ll actually find this beautiful spot near Ullapool on the North Coast 500. Posted in January, this photo seemed to banish the winter blues and make everybody very excited for summer – just look at those colours!

 

2) Highland cow

Highland cows are hardy creatures and don’t bat an eyelid when it snows, with this one even posing perfectly for his closeup! These gentle giants have become Scottish icons (partially thanks to VisitScotland’s #Coosday posts every Tuesday!) and are a popular photo opportunity for visitors to the country.

 

3) Buachaille Etive Mòr

The towering mountain of Buachaille Etive Mòr is an iconic sight for walkers on the West Highland Way, and our client Beat Salzmann captured it magnificently with this stunning shot.

 

4) Pittenweem

The quaint fishing villages of the East Neuk are one of the highlights of the Fife Coastal Path. This colourful alleyway in Pittenweem shows exactly why they are so charming!

 

5) Puck’s Glen

Often called one of Scotland’s best short walks, Puck’s Glen is a magnificent landscape of tumbling waterfalls and old wooden bridges set in a dramatic gorge. It is well worth seeking out in the undiscovered Cowal Peninsula on the west coast of Scotland.

 

6) McCaig’s Tower

Inspired by the Colosseum in Rome, McCaig’s Tower looms over the port town of Oban. Our travel specialist, Daisy, took this wonderful aerial shot which shows the unique design.

 

7) Sycamore Gap

Probably the most photographed spot on Hadrian’s Wall Path, Sycamore Gap became somewhat legendary after featuring in Kevin Costner’s Robin Hood Prince of Thieves and has even been named England’s tree of the year! This shot nicely captures the iconic tree with the ancient Roman wall rising steeply in the background.

Why not give our Instagram a quick follow to be part of our adventures in 2022? If you’re on one of our holidays, remember to tag your own shots with #absoluteescapes to enter our photo competition.

Happy travels!

The Absolute Escapes team

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