« Sing me a song of a lass that is gone
Say, could that lass be I ?
Merry of soul she sailed on dais
Over the sea to Skye »
The first sentences of the opening credits of the Outlander series taking place in Scotland reasoned in me when I heard them for the first time. A call to travel, to return, to this independent and welcoming nation where Gaelic is spoken and where the mountains are green. During the summer of 2019, I walked for five weeks across the country and its different islands.

Loch Ness - Écosse - © Claire Blumenfeld
Quick visits

Last days in Scotland. A short tour of Loch Ness following the Great Glen Way and a visit to Inverness.

West coast of South Uist - Hiking the Hebridean Way - Scotland - © Claire Blumenfeld
Windy monotonies

First part of my hike on the Hebridean Way through the Outer Hebrides archipelago.

Wild camping in the Highlands - Scotland - © Claire Blumenfeld
One foot after the other

A week of hiking on the West Highland Way. Across the Highlands, in the rain and with a head full of questions.