An early rise in Assynt
We set the alarm for 4am. Assynt is a place that feels more cut out for dinosaurs -it’s so vast and mountainous and the scenery is simply breathtaking. But it also means it takes time to explore and so setting out early is the best way to make the most of the landscape. Early morning also offers the chance to spot wild deer in the morning light.
We did learn the hard way though when it came to Scotland’s infamous ticks. Word of advice – don’t go walking in the long grass to photograph deer without the right trousers or brushing yourself down afterwards. We quickly found out that hundreds of the little critters had attached themselves to us while we were unaware!
It was certainly worth it for some of the photos we were able to get and fortunuately none had made it past our clothes. The rest of the day we hiked… And hiked. There’s so much to see – including the amazing Wailing Widow Falls- our best advice for exploring Assynt is to make a plan in advance, bring a map and give yourself a few days.