Scottish Heritage15th October 2019
The Wonders of a Scottish Winter
The characteristic crisp morning is upon us in Scotland again. Woollen jumpers and cosy scarves have started coming down from attics as people wrap up to head out and enjoy the Scottish winter. All across the country, the colours of the landscapes begin to transform, from lively green to dramatic gold and wintery white, as cosy fires are lit in homes and pubs throughout the land. The time for hot chocolate, atmospheric fires and peaceful nights is upon us again, and in Scotland opportunities for exciting and exclusive activities abound. From deer stalking or capturing the unique winter light through your lens to enjoying whisky tastings by a roaring fire or visiting fairy-tale castles, Scotland is the ideal place to enjoy autumn and winter activities surrounded by the most spectacular landscapes. With our local expertise and exclusive contacts, Sleigh’s can arrange any exciting activity you may desire, even in the most remote corners of this land.
Allow us to plan an unforgettable adventure through Scotland this Winter!
Walking with Reindeer
If you’ve always dreamed of meeting reindeer close up among white topped mountains and frozen lochs, the Cairngorms, Scotland’s largest national park is the ideal place for a short winter break for you and your family. As Britain’s only free-ranging reindeer herd, you’ll get to experience these majestic and friendly creatures in the beautiful scenery they belong in. Enjoy a luxurious stay at beautiful Victorian highland hotel nearby, the ideal place to warm up by a cosy fire after your winter adventures.
With Scotland’s everchanging winter light and its stunning varied landscapes, Scotland in the winter months is a photographer’s heaven. Steeped in golden light, there is nowhere quite as dramatic as the mountains and valleys of Glencoe. The grandeur of the valley, the ruggedness of Rannoch Moor and the stunning mountain views of Buachaille Etive Mor come together as the perfect place to practice your landscape photography skills. With such beauty at every turn, even the newest of beginners will come away with some fantastic frame worthy photographs!
Red deer hind stalking is one of the most rewarding types of winter hunting in Scotland as it allows guests to enjoy the fantastic wild Highland countryside in its dramatic winter form while helping to maintain a healthy red deer population. This is an opportunity to enjoy a unique day spent in the company of the expert local deer stalkers who a font of knowledge when it comes to the land, flora, fauna and traditions of the countryside. A hind stalk will take the guests into areas of Scotland that few ever venture and put each hunter’s stalking skills to the test.