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Western Highlands

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A bit further afield than the Lake District is Scotland. The long journey from Lancaster means that we normally only go there for weekends (though some areas are possible (eg Moffat) on a Summer Term sunday trip). The walking tends to be more demanding, and in winter, conditions can be quite severe. However, it is always good to sample the local collections of single malt whiskys.

The Western Highlands arguably boast some of the best hiking and mountaineering on mainland Britain, from the infamous knife-edge Aonach Eagach in Glencoe, to the highest mountain in the UK, Ben Nevis.