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
The Cairngorms and Loch Lomond
Looking for things to do in Aviemore and the Cairngorms? Here’s how to get outside and explore the lochs, glens, and Munros of the Cairngorms National Park.
A visit to the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is much more than a day trip. Here is my ultimate guide to getting outside and exploring Loch Lomond.
Hiking in Scotland
The best hills to be best day hikes
With over 32,000 lochs in Scotland to explore, from the famous to the familiar, here are my favourite loch walks in Scotland.
The best way to see Scotland? By getting outside! Here is my ultimate guide to outdoor adventures in Scotland – from SUP, to mountain biking to hiking
Scotland’s mountains – charismatic despite their lack of height, and because of Scotland’s dependably undependable weather, at times downright dramatic. Here are my favourite iconic Scotland mountains to climb.
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.
I love getting outside for a ‘wee walk’. From loch side strolls to waterfall walks, here are my favourite wee walks 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.
From urban exploration to loch-side strolls and climbing the mountains, the best way of seeing Scotland is on foot. If you fancy getting into walking in Scotland, here is my beginners guide.
How to climb a Munro
A beginners guide to climbing Scotland’s Munros – mountains over 3000ft
Last weekend we climbed our first Munro, Ben Vorlich, which stands 985m above Loch Earn. Here is what I learnt from climbing a Munro.
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.
If you are thinking of bagging a Munro, here is a video beginners guide in collaboration with This is Life from BBC Scotland.
How to climb… Scotland’s best hills
For not much effort, Meall nan Tarmachan gives extensive views across the extensive Ben Lawers Range, Loch Tay and Highland Perthshire.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A spectacular (and breathless!) day climbing Ben Nevis, Scotland’s highest mountain.
If you fancy getting out for a walk in Scotland, you don’t have to head to the Highlands to get up into the hills – let’s explore Edinburgh’s Pentland Hills. Here is how to Scald Law on a 10-mile round trip Pentland Hills walk.
On the southern edge of the Cairngorm National Park is Corrie Fee, Scotland’s most dramatic glacial valley. Let’s explore!
From getting lost in the fog to a race against the dark, here is how not to make the same mistakes bagging a Munro as us!
The Trossachs has beautiful woodlands, the pretty towns of Callendar and Aberfeldy, and one of my favourite hills in Scotland, Ben Ledi.