Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Travel Inspiration - The Scottish Borders

     Ok, so this post isn't really about travel for me, as I come from the Scottish Borders. But there's a good chance that most of you who are reading this are not, so I'm taking the opportunity to show off some photos of where I'm from. Most of these were taken at home, on our farm, so of course I'm not suggesting you travel there specifically! But they are fairly typical photos of the whole region. I shared some photos from home a while back, here, but this is the first time I've played around with my new camera, which I think takes much better photos, so I thought I'd share those. The Borders is full of hills, rivers and farming landscapes; a rambler or nature lover's dream!

Countryside farm landscape in the Scottish Borders


Countryside farm landscape in the Scottish Borders

Countryside farm landscape in the Scottish Borders

Countryside farm landscape in the Scottish Borders

My brother and sister whizzed past on the quad bike when I took this, and I like the addition of people and life into the photo.

Countryside farm landscape in the Scottish Borders

Countryside farm landscape in the Scottish Borders

Countryside farm landscape in the Scottish Borders

Countryside farm landscape in the Scottish Borders

Clear blue skies make for lovely walking weather, and beautifully lit photos too.

Countryside farm landscape in the Scottish Borders

Countryside farm landscape in the Scottish Borders

Countryside farm landscape in the Scottish Borders

Countryside farm landscape in the Scottish Borders

So many of my childhood memories involve paddling in this river (or 'burn' as we call it in Scotland) - it goes up to nearly my waist in places!

Countryside farm landscape in the Scottish Borders

Countryside farm landscape in the Scottish Borders

Countryside farm landscape in the Scottish Borders

Countryside farm landscape in the Scottish Borders

This little cottage is now abandoned and derelict, but it looks so cute tucked in amongst the hills, and I love that the old tenant's welcome sign has lasted all these years.

Countryside farm landscape in the Scottish Borders

Countryside farm landscape in the Scottish Borders

Countryside farm landscape in the Scottish Borders

As I wrote before, I know now that I was really lucky to grow up in such a lovely place. It looks a bit brown here, as the weather's been too dry, but the landscapes in the Borders are beautiful in just about any weather (except maybe pissing rain).

2 comments:

  1. Yay, another farm kid! <3 You have such a lovely blog and these photos are gorgeous, looks such a wonderful place to grow up!

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    1. Thank you so much! Growing up on a farm is pretty great :)

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