Yes, it’s official. The North Pole is not covered in snow and ice but is in a sunny forest not far from Fearns. But where is Fearns? Well you drive for five hours from Glasgow or Edinburgh heading northwest, taking care to avoid the deer, the badgers, the weasels and all the pot holes on the way. You then come to Sconser on the Isle of Skye but only if you are driving at under 30mph. Faster than that and after 7pm you’ll go miss the ferry and you’ll need to go back or return the next day. Pay the Ferry Man his £5.35 for the return ticket and then sit down for 20mins and enjoy the view. Once on the other side, walk for an hour or so over the dismantled Iron Works railway and come to a forest gate. Go through the gate, turn left and head along a quiet rhododendron covered lane. Soon you will come to a T-junction and the sign. The best bit is that you will hear only birds, bees and the breeze.
Published: 21/04/2010Posted in: Scotland