North Coast Journey


The Magic of Scotland’s Northern Highlands

My new book is published!

Further to my award winning books in my ‘52 Weekends‘ series, North Coast Journey is a richly illustrated, magical odyssey through the highlands of Scotland’s far north.

The dramatically changing coastline, awesome mountain scenery, scattered cottages in sparsely populated landscape, abundant wildlife and birdlife, and welcoming community hubs make this a very special adventure for people of all ages.


The discoveries I share are diverse. I invite you to travel routes taken by skilled drovers herding hundreds of cattle through wild scenery. Weave your way through ancient landscape to spine tingling settlements and monuments made by our ancestors in prehistory times. Surf some of the finest cold water waves in the world. Visit crofts and castles were you will be made most warmly welcome. Explore at ease through 10 clear stages; each offering the bonus optional detours to yet more fantastic discoveries.


The essence of the book is to slow down, to connect with the north highlands in a meaningful and respectful way.

I invite you to nourish your spirit in nature, to be inspired by driech damp weather and golden sunshine days, to observe mountains express moods of light and shade through veils of mist and drifting cloud. To enjoy the tang of salty sea air as wild wind whips surging white horses and to peer into the ocean mirror as it reflects passing boats and romantic sunsets in the bewitching hush of calm, flat days.


I invite you to feast  – on simple pleasures! To connect with local people in diverse communities, to reach dreamy beaches and secluded coves off the beaten track, to saunter footpaths with heart-stopping island views, to be still, to hear bird song, the rhythm of softly lapping waves, the uplifting sound of silence, and so much more!

North Coast Journey is based on my authentic, first-hand experience, my knowledge and extensive research. I am thrilled to share this beautiful, romantic and magical new adventure with you.

Whatever you do, don’t rush it!



2 thoughts on “North Coast Journey

  1. My husband and I lived in the UK for 7 years and your book “52 weekends by the sea” was my absolute favourite for finding new places to explore. Even now, back in New Zealand, I often pick up the book and flick through it, reminiscing about the places we visited and often coming across small mementos from our trip – like our camping pass from Applecross campsite. I’m so excited you have a new book out and look forward to reading it. You’ve inspired me so much with your writing and explorations that I’m going to try doing something similar (just for myself) from my travels around my own country.

  2. My thanks for your beautiful and generous message Leonie! I appreciate you taking the time to let me know how my work has inspired you, as an author that is truly wonderful to hear. I have visited your site too, and seen your fantastic travels and I wish you many many more of them! I hope that my new book ‘North Coast Journey’ encourages you to discover the breathtaking northern highlands of Scotland, I feel sure you will connect with them deeply! Perhaps even from your chair in New Zealand!
    Happy travels!

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