Following an unusually snow-less January, ‘real’ winter has recently returned to the Cairngorms National Park.
Over the course of the last few weeks I have been pursuing my passion for exploring the less accessible reaches of the Caledonian Forest. The weather has been relentlessly windy and stormy, but I have found that rather than putting me off, the weather has only made these wild and remote locations all the more enticing.
There have been many encounters with beauty. Sometimes soft and gentle, and sometimes harsh and uncompromising. Winter is hopefully far from over, but this seems a good moment to take stock and reflect on the beauty of our wildest season.