Thistle Trekking Christmas Card

In the run up to Christmas it is now time for us to choose this year’s Thistle Trekking Christmas Card photo.  We have had some fantastic photos to choose from. Including photos taken by our guides over the course of the year. This Robin, taken by Chris in August on The West Highland Way, being one of our favourites:

Robin Sitting on a Branch


However, there was distinct lack of snow at the start of the season this year. This meant that the snow capped mountains we would have liked for this years Xmas card started to seem unlikely. Up until last week we had decided to use this very snowy image of Ben Nevis, taken by Ollie last winter:

Ben Nevis in Full Winter Conditions


However, last week we were presented with a fantastic opportunity. We were up in Crianlarich, a small village in central Scotland. Many of our customers will recognise this as one of their overnight stays while walking The West Highland Way. Staying at one of our favourite B&Bs in Scotland, Inverardran Guest House, we were intending to spend the week researching some of the local mountains for a future treks we have in mind. However, on our 3rd day of researching the snow came….and it didn’t really stop.

Despite this, we still had good weather the next day and so continued researching the mountains in the snow. However, once the snow covered the roads, we were no longer able to leave Crianlarich. Therefore, we decided we were going to need to change our plans. Deciding to do walk from the B&B, rather than using the van, we did some walking on the West Highland Way path. This gave us many more options for The Thistle Trekking  Christmas Card, including the photos below.


Photos Taken along The West Highland Way in Winter:

Footprint in the Snow with autumn leaves.Rannoch Moor Gate in the SnowLarge Pine Trees Covered in Snow


West Highland Way Signpost in WinterHills Over Crianlarich In the WinterBen More in the Snow

But of course, I don’t want to ruin the surprise this Christmas. So the imagine we have chosen to use for the Christmas Card will be revealed when we send it out.


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