Glencoe, a mountainous region a few hours north of Glasgow, is the gateway to the Scottish highlands. Vast, desolate and unlike anything else I've ever seen, the terrain is known for being a key set location in the Harry Potter franchise and was easily a highlight of my travels. I hear it's one of the most scenic Glen's in Scotland, and I don't know how anyone could disagree.
The day we visited was as gloomy as the area was rich with autumn colours. It was no doubt a site for tired, sore eyes after a late night in Glasgow the night before. We drove around and between the mountains, occasionally pulling over and jumping out to explore a creek or expanse of grassland, though the cold made it difficult to stop for more than a moment to take it all in.
The temperature outside is not something I as an Australian was familiar with... but this country is definitely something I could get used to.
Words and photographs by Elli Webb