My trip to Tenerife was fantastic, but I didn’t get to hike as much as I wanted to. Now Spring has made its appearance, I just want to be outside to soak up the green and flowers revealed by the buds bursting open. However, the beautiful parks and forest here in Amsterdam can only satisfy part of the longing to be outside. The quiet and solitude when being in nature cannot be felt as intensely when being in the midst of the city.

Sounds like a good reason to get out there again. And what better than to celebrate the arrival of Spring with a hike!

Leave the road, take the trails.


It didn’t take long to decide (with a list of “places I’d like to visit” as long as mine, you can’t be picky), so I booked a flight straight away. In four weeks, I’ll be putting my boots back on and travel to the United Kingdom to hike the West Highland Way.

The West Highland Way is a long distance walking route in Scotland. The path is 154 kilometres (96 miles) long and runs through the Highlands from Milngavie to Fort William. I’ve decided to take six days to cover the distance and take my tent as there are plenty of campsites, and wildcamping is allowed in most areas.

Four weeks will pass quickly, so time to dust of the gear and get ready to walk again. You have no idea how excited I am to explore the absolutely stunning Scottish Highlands! And… how are you celebrating Spring?