In spring this year, we asked Kathi Kamleitner, writer, photographer and videographer behind Watch Me See, to write about outdoor adventures and activities in Argyll and Glasgow as part of the Heart & Soul campaign.
On Watch Me See Kathi shares her favourite places to visit in Scotland, with travel tips and inspiring travel stories. A climber, kayaker and walker, she loves being outdoors, and her blog is full of ideas for adventures. She’s also a big fan of Argyll. ‘As much as I love keeping a good secret to myself, Argyll is simply too gorgeous not to share with you’, she writes. For Kathi, Argyll, with its proximity to Glasgow, is the perfect getaway for micro adventures. Kathi is also a vegan, and provides top tips for eating vegan along the way.
One of the great things about Argyll is the huge range of activities on offer – on land and sea. In her first post, Kathi writes about seven outdoor adventures in Argyll which are all easy to do if you just have a few days spare. These include: cycling on the Isle of Tiree, stargazing & boat trips on the Isle of Coll, hiking in the Arrochar Alps, sea kayaking along the Argyll Kayaking Trail, water sports on Loch Lomond, wildlife watching on Argyll’s Secret Coast, and long-distance hiking in Argyll.
You can read more about Kathi's adventures in Argyll here: www.watchmesee.com/blog/outdoor-adventures-in-argyll/.
In her second blog post, Kathi tracks down the six best adventurous activities in Glasgow. She lives in Glasgow and loves the city. ‘There’s always something going on. I can cycle everywhere or take public transport and have lots of shops, restaurants and cafes in walking distance to my home.’
But Glasgow is also very green, with parks and gardens and loads of opportunities for active fun – as Kathi soon discovers. She gives wakeboarding a go at Glasgow Wake Park, tries bouldering at The Climbing Academy, rents a nextbike bike and explores the city by bike, walks in a country park, hikes the Kelvin Walkway from Partick to Milngavie and heads to Ryze Glasgow for some incredible trampolining fun.
You can read more about Kathi's adventures in Glasgow here: www.watchmesee.com/blog/outdoor-activities-in-glasgow/
Check out these other bloggers who recounted their adventures as part of our Heart & Soul campaign.
David C Weinczok explored the historic sites of Argyll & the Isles:
Kay Gillespie visited Islay and Jura and explores Glasgow:
Eilidh Cameron spent 8 days discovering the wildlife, history and beaches of Argyll, as well as visiting Glasgow, taking some incredible photos along the way:
All photos by Kathi Kamleitner of Watch Me See