Vane Hill, Loch Leven, Fife

Vane Hill, Loch Leven, Fife

Vane Hill is actually more of a viewpoint than a hill in that it is somewhat dwarfed by Benarty Hill and its broad ridge behind. However, it is a great place for a walk with fantastic views. A short, but fairly steep, climb is needed but there are lots of benches...

Birnam Hill, Perthshire

Birnam Hill, Perthshire

In Shakespeare’s Macbeth the witches said the king would only be safe until Birnam Wood moved to Dunsinane. Much blood and gore ensued but the story still endures and the places mentioned do exist. Birnam Hill is a great hill to enjoy views of the Perthshire...

River Avon and Union Canal, Linlithgow

River Avon and Union Canal, Linlithgow

This is one of my favourite walks. As I live nearby I would say that but in the last year I have done it countless times with our dog (who is just over a year old) as the river is great for canine frolicks. The walk takes you along the river, then back along the...

Cairn Gorm and Ben Macdui

Cairn Gorm and Ben Macdui

From Loch Morlich the panorama of shattered cliffs and mountains is one of the best sights in the Highlands. Behind these summits lies the vast sub-Arctic Cairngorm plateau. Stretching south, it leads to Ben Macdui, the second highest mountain in Britain. This is a...

Ben Nevis – the Mountain Track

Ben Nevis – the Mountain Track

The highest point in Britain is a goal many find worth attempting. And the Mountain Track – previously known as the Tourist Route or Pony Track (it was built at the end of the 19th century to service a weather station at the summit) – is busy all year round. This...

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