We had a fantastic weekend joining The Nevis Partnership in Glen Nevis where we were able to be a lumberjack (and lumber jill) for the day. What could be better than getting to cut your own christmas tree?!
The Nevis Partnership http://www.nevispartnership.co.uk are a body passionate about safeguarding, conservation, and considered management of the landscape to enhance and maintain the wildlife and also to encourage tourism and outdoor activities.
This weekend we helped to clear Sitka Spruce to help promote the regeneration of the native Scots Pine in the Glen. These Spruces also happen to make great christmas trees! The day was frosty and clear with perfect blues skies and the snowy slopes of Ben Nevis, Sgurr a Mhaim and Stob Ban rising majestically above us. Not a bad way to spend your morning?
There’s always time to get another quick shot of the landscape when it’s as atmospheric as Glen Nevis.
If you are heading up to the Highlands for some Winter photography this season don’t forget to warm up afterwards at DeliCraft http://delicraft.co.uk in Fort William. Opened in Summer 2015, Delicraft are a superb delicatessen selling a mouthwatering range of tasty artisan foods; from Panetone, to warm spiced ginger biscuits; some of the prettiest candy rippled meringues I’ve ever seen and the best latte in town.
And this is before you get to the paninis and fresh chocolate cakes. We sat in a warm glow at the window, warming our hands round rich, frothy coffees and watched the christmas lights come on in the street outside.
And there’s the anticipation of getting the tree home now to decorate! Bliss…