The first signs of spring are showing at Balnagown Estate, with carpets of snowbells displaying in some of the woodland glades and even the odd fleck of green in some of the hedges. At Invercassley and Duchally – both further north of Balnagown and with a much more rugged landscape – any signs of spring are still a few weeks away. Indeed, today there’s been snow showers which have settled on the higher hills and mountains. But by the end of the month spring will also be showing on these estates, and, along with signs of green on the hillsides and in the trees as the first leaves burst from their buds, the early migrant birds will appear from the south.
Longer and warmer days also mean that guests on our estates are able to get out and about more, with much to see and do locally – especially for those guests staying at Balnagown.
And ahead of the busier summer months, spring is a great time to spend a week or two in the Highlands. From Easter onwards all of the visitor centres and attractions are fully open (some, like Falls of Shin stay open all year) and with far fewer people in them the experience is often more relaxed. Plus, the spring weather in the Highlands is often the best it is all year – last year there was hardly a drop of rain for all of April!
If you haven’t booked your spring break in the Scottish Highlands yet, then now’s the time to do so and we still have availability on some properties across a number of weeks. So check for availability online now, or call us on 01862 843601 during normal office hours.