BEN A’AN, TROSSACHS

BEN A’AN, TROSSACHS

ScotRail use a pic of the top of Ben A’an as a way of enticing folk to travel to the mountainous areas of Scotland, despite the fact that the nearest train station is more than 20 miles away. But you can see why; this is a proper pointed little mountain in miniature...

MEALL A’ BHUACHAILLE, CAIRNGORMS

MEALL A’ BHUACHAILLE, CAIRNGORMS

Meall a'Bhuachaille is proof that a “proper” mountain in Scotland does not have to be a Munro. The top is a fantastic viewpoint of the rugged northern ranges of the Cairngorm mountains which form a wall of corries and ridges above Loch Morlich. The way up is steep-ish...

The Merrick, Galloway

The Merrick, Galloway

Robert the Bruce liked the isolation of the Galloway hills - above Loch Trool he was victorious over the English in 1307 using guerrilla tactics seven years before Bannockburn. It is still a wonderfully out of the way place, a feeling enhanced by the names given to...

POLKEMMET COUNTRY PARK, WEST LOTHIAN

POLKEMMET COUNTRY PARK, WEST LOTHIAN

This is a time of lockdowns and restrictions and it is important to keep within them if we are to stay as safe as possible. For those of us in West Lothian it means any walking has to be done within the county boundary, so this is a walk for us! It is great for all...

EAST LOMOND, FIFE

EAST LOMOND, FIFE

East Lomond is only 1,424 feet high, not even as big as its near neighbour  - West Lomond, but the walk up will give your lungs a wee workout and the views from the top are excellent, west to the Ochil Hills, south to the Southern Uplands and north to the...

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I am a journalist whose love of the outdoors and all things rural has seen me walking the highest Munros, eating Scottish seafood in Singapore, stalking deer with a camera and just about everything imaginable in between... Find out more...

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