Get Outside!

A guide to discovering Scotland.

How to start hill walking in 10 easy (ish) steps

Thinking of starting hill walking? Here are 10 steps to go from a total hiking beginner to looking like you know what you are doing… 

21 Munros in 2017 (and more mountain climbing adventures)

With 21 Munros in the bag and lots of other hills along the way, 2017 was the year I truly became addicted to hillwalking in Scotland. Here is my review of the year.

Bonnie Bonnie Banks – Loch Lomond Walks with the Best Views

Loch Lomond’s bonnie bonnie banks are best seen from above, so take a hike up a hill for my favourite Loch Lomond Walks.

Scotland’s Most Beautiful Glens

Glen Affric and Glen Strathfarrar are often pitted against each other for the title of ‘Scotland’s most beautiful glen’. Let’s explore.

A breathtaking climb up Ben Nevis

A spectacular (and breathless!) day climbing Ben Nevis, Scotland’s highest mountain.

Hiking in Scotland – the Best Short Walks

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

A taste of wild camping at Blinkbonny Wood

Located on the edge of the Lammermuir Hills in East Lothian, Blinkbonny Wood campsite might be no frills but it is as blissful as you can get.

7 of the Best 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.

Bagging Five Peaks – a stunning Pentland Hills walk

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.