After following the beautiful winding Glen Lyon we arrived at the luxurious country house on Friday evening to very little snow on the surrounding hills. There was plenty of room for everyone in the massive living space complete with open fires, patio windows and a huge range cooker. We settled in and started to make plans for the following day which was forecast to be wet, very windy and generally unpleasant. Deciding that the gale force winds and high snow line meant skiing was off the table for Saturday, we had a relaxed evening before heading to bed.
After some porridge for breakfast, half of the group had made it their mission to go for a swim in the freezing cold river visible from the house. The ‘swim,’ was more of an exhilarating dunk and pose for a photo before jumping back out of the icy water and rushing back to the warmth of the house, where we were greeted with second breakfast – bacon rolls! Having had plenty of excitement for the morning it was time for a spot of relaxing yoga in the living room, lead by our very own Alistair Stark.