Birnam Hill, Perthshire

Birnam Hill, Perthshire

Birnam Hill is a great walk with loads of history, some real, some fictional, and superb views. If it is out of your area I would save it up for when we can travel again. In Shakespeare’s Macbeth the witches said the king would only be safe until Birnam Wood moved to...

Sanna Bay, Ardnamurchan

Sanna Bay, Ardnamurchan

Where’s the most out of the way place you’ve been on a walk? Ardnamurchan is pretty remote at the best of times and at the moment it might as well be in Patagonia for most of us, amid the travel restrictions. Still, it is always good to plan and this is one coastal...

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...

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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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