“It is a fine route with magnificent views – undoubtedly one of the best easy grade scrambles in the area.”

Noel Williams on Ben Nevis Ledge Route

The Chippendale School nestles in gentle farming country just north of the Scottish Borders and only one-and-a-half hour’s drive from the Scottish Highlands.

The Highlands offer ancient landscapes steeped in history and encapsulate the unspoilt image of wild Scotland, from gentle valleys where fishermen ‘play’ the prized Scottish salmon to the rugged majesty of the mountains and glens where hill-walking, mountain biking and skiing are very popular.

At various times of the year, the scenery can be cloaked in purple heather, or covered in blankets of flawless, iridescent snow.

Scotland’s Highlands offer a magnificent wealth of wildlife: herds of red deer, majestic Ospreys, Buzzards and Golden Eagles, mischievous Pine Martins and Scotland’s treasured Red Squirrels, to name just a few.

One of the most sparsely populated regions in Europe, the Highlands provide an easy weekend away, offering every kind of outdoor pursuit and a wide choice of accommodation from cosy crofters’ cottages (or ‘bothies’), to grand riverside hotels with every amenity.

Explore the many mountains and glens, the stunning islands and stretches of coastline and follow the country’s only Malt Whisky Trail.

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