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How to get outside in Scotland

With 30 great trails, 282 Munros to climb and two National Parks – walking in Scotland can easily get addictive! If you fancy getting outside there are hundreds of amazing walks right across the country from the Highlands to the Lowlands. Here’s how to get outside and explore Scotland.

Scotland’s National Parks

Scotland has two national parks – the Cairngorms and Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, here is how to explore them.

Hiking in Scotland

How to climb the best hills in Scotland, my guides to ‘bagging a Munro’ to be best day hikes

The best loch walks in Scotland

With over 32,000 lochs in Scotland to explore, from the famous to the familiar, here are my favourite loch walks in Scotland.

10 day hikes to walk in Scotland this year

There are hundreds of amazing walks right across the country from the Highlands to the Lowlands – but the best walks take a little more effort, here are my favourite day hikes in Scotland.

The Best Short Walks in Scotland

I love getting outside for a ‘wee walk’. From loch side strolls to waterfall walks, here are my favourite wee walks in Scotland.

Hills for Beginners in Scotland

Are you thinking of starting hill walking in Scotland? Before rushing off to bag a Munro, here are my recommended hills for beginners in Scotland.

How to climb a Munro

A beginners guide to climbing Scotland’s Munros – mountains over 3000ft

The best Munros for Beginners

It is the drama of the mountains which give the Scottish Highlands their character and with 282 Munros (mountains over 3000ft) to ‘bag’, climbing them is a national pastime – here are 10 Munros to climb.

How to climb… Scotland’s best hills

How to climb Conic Hill, Loch Lomond

Rising just 350m above Loch Lomond, Conic Hill gives up one of the best views in Scotland – and achieved without much effort at all. Here is how to climb it.

How to climb the Pap of Glencoe

Giving a truly stunning view over the giant peaks of the Mamores, Ben Nevis and down to Loch Linnhe, here is how to climb the Pap of Glencoe.

How to climb the Cobbler [& thread the needle!]

Famous for its distinctive shape and rocky crags and the challenge of ‘threading the needle’, climbing the Cobbler is a great introduction to the hills in Scotland. Here is how to climb it.

How to climb Stac Pollaidh, Assynt

Assynt’s landscape of otherworldly rock formations is literally jaw-dropping – Suilven, Cul Mor, and one of the most popular hills to climb in Scotland – Stac Pollaidh.  Here is how to climb it.

Suilven: Climbing the lonely mountain

Above turquoise waters and white sandy beaches rise the otherworldly rock formations of Assynt in the Scottish Highlands. Climb the mighty Suilven for one of best hillwalking days in the whole of Britain.

Corrie Fee, The Cairngorms

On the southern edge of the Cairngorm National Park is Corrie Fee, Scotland’s most dramatic glacial valley. Let’s explore!

Bagging Ben Ledi, Callandar

The Trossachs has beautiful woodlands, the pretty towns of Callendar and Aberfeldy, and one of my favourite hills in Scotland, Ben Ledi.