Hi all 😃 My entry for this week’s challenge, set by Tina of Travels & Trifles: Home sweet Home. This is also my latest Fan Of… post.
It’s easy to get around our local area by bike. What makes it so easy is the Forth & Clyde Canal that stretches across Scotland, from the Clyde in the west to the Forth & Edinburgh in the East. On a bike, the scenery, sights & sounds all pass by much slower than in a car; plus you’re getting great exercise. As well as having fantasic paths running alongside the canal, there is much to see; such as scenery…
…& an abundance of wildlife & domestic livestock.
There are some oddities to be seen along the canal as well.
The Falkirk wheel; a marvel of modern engineering…
…& of course The Kelpies.
Moving away from the canal, there are numerous old Houses & Tower Houses…
Old & new bridges.
There’s also plenty of opportunities for hill top lunches with fantastic views…
…& some wonderful sunrises.
So if your ever in Scotland, bring a bike & enjoy the sights.
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Hae a guid week 😁
17 thoughts on “Within A Days Ride — Fan Of #184 & Lens-Artists Challenge #227”
Wow, Jez. You’ve sold me on a trip to that part of Scotland. Gorgeous images!
oh gosh, the Highland cow snuggling the calf is a win for me. Captured such expression, emotion. You’ve in a beautiful country. I would welcome a bike tour to immerse myself is such a captivating place.
So many wonderful photos Jez of you local area. Of course I just love to coos. Cycle on my Scots mate 🙂
Great photos and sights. Love those Highlands cattle, especially the little guy. Great post.
Thanks, John 😊
These are all gorgeous photos. You live in such a beautiful area 😀
Thanks, Cee 😊
Thanks for the bike ride around your local area. It is certainly beautiful. I loved the cows. Someday you’ll have to tell us the story behind the kelpies. Beautiful images.
Thanks, Anne 😊 I’ll do a bit of research & put something together 🤔
Wow Jez, you DO cover some miles my friend!! I must say I have extraordinarily fond memories of photographing your highland cows; they are too cute for words! Love your image of mama and baby. Also remember the Falkirk Wheel which I’d never seen until I started watching your blog. It’s marvelous indeed. Scotland has much to love as we learned during our visit. Next time though, we’ll rent some bikes!!
Thank you sio much, Tina 😊 I was really lucky to catch the interaction between the mother & calf 😃
I was pretty convinced that a bicycle is the best way to do Scotland, and seeing your photos I’m even more convinced.
I used to cycle a lot about this local area until I got an Air Pocket in my right ear which causes me to fall off a bike every time. I do miss it.
That’s such a shame 😩
Yes. I miss it.
It is a great way to get around, & with more cycle networks setting up, more hotels are bike friendly with decent storage 🚲