Thinking about Fall in Scotland? If you have never experienced Autumn in Scotland, now might be the time to do it. Let’s look at the reasons why you might want to do this:
- See Autumn colours – this part of Scotland is one of the most densely forested parts of the UK, and the good news is that it is not all Pine Trees. We have the most incredibly majestic combination of Pine and Deciduous forests, which turn such a golden colour when the time is right that it is like being in New England without the cost of getting there. I especially love the Larch trees, a member of the Pinaceae family. They look like Pines but stand out on the hillside as they turn golden in a sea of green as Autumn approaches.
- Scenery – this year, we have had a number of both new and returning visitors to Scotland. No matter how many times they have visited, all visitors are always stunned by our beautiful scenery. We have it all – the rolling hills of the Borders, the stunning Castles throughout the landscapes, the mountains of the National Parks and even snow in October on the Munros, heather-covered moorlands with the intriguing vista of distant tracks going over the hills, rivers, lochs and stunning coastlines. You can even experience it all in your staycation in Moray alone.
- Wildlife – if you have never seen a Red Squirrel, well, they are here, deer you are sure to see Roe deer, red Deer are a little bit more shy, but they will be coming down from the hills to rut in October: buzzards, Eagles, pine martens, hares. Spend a little time with nature, and they will find you.
- Lots of Open Space – golden tracks beside a River, visit Palace Ruins or talk a long brisk walk on a sandy beach. Scotland, to me, is home to open space, fresh air, and night skies. It is a chance to rest, relax and recharge your batteries. Grab your walking boots, and put the bike in the car. Our tracks are perfect for bikes, so if you have an off-road or a hybrid bike, that would be my top tip. Ask me for walking suggestions and maps. If you are a golfer, some amazing courses are just waiting to be tackled and some excellent end-of-season prices. Links or parkland courses are all within easy reach of Blervie House.
- Book Direct – last but not least, you have an incredible choice of accommodation to choose from in Scotland. For booking October in Scotland, as most of the accommodation is small and independently owned, you can book directly and get advantageous pricing. You then can live like a local and get insider information on the best attractions. Of course, we would love you all to stay with us at Blervie House. This year, we have had many guests staying here for extended visits because there is so much to do in this part of Scotland however, we also want you to see and experience how much Scotland can offer you so you come back again!
Fall in Scotland
So I hope I have given you some valid reasons for visiting Scotland in October. Our latitude dictates darker evenings, but our closeness to the Moray Firth and the Gulf Stream gives us a micro-climate that makes Autumn a welcoming vista with crisp, dry, sunlit days perfect for enjoying the countryside.
The evenings are made for quiet reflection with a good book and a wee dram.