Cademuir Hill, Peebles

Cademuir Hill, Peebles

A version of this walk description appeared in Scotland on Sunday on May 07, 2017 CADEMUIR HILL, PEEBLES The Forestry Commission has been doing quite a bit of work at Cademuir, just to the south of Peebles. What was once a nice stroll now includes the top of the hill...

Doune Castle (Castle Leoch) and the River Teith

Doune Castle (Castle Leoch) and the River Teith

DOUNE CASTLE (CASTLE LEOCH) AND THE RIVER TEITH I’m a bit late to the party but Outlander excitement has finally reached my living room. The great story is complimented by the Scottish scenery which means much use of the pause button as locations are spotted and...

Stac Pollaidh, Wester Ross

Stac Pollaidh, Wester Ross

STAC POLLAIDH, WESTER ROSS It is only 2,008 feet high but Stac Pollaidh is an iconic summit which makes many daunted when looking up from below. Although steep, the way up is actually easy thanks to very good path work by Scottish Natural Heritage which helps walkers...

The Birks of Aberfeldy

The Birks of Aberfeldy

THE BIRKS OF ABERFELDY Burns Night is approaching and thoughts turn to all things verse, not least in Perthshire. At the Birks of Aberfeldy he was impressed enough to write: “The braes ascend like lofty wa's, The foaming stream deep-roarin’ fa’s O’erhung wi’ fragrant...

Turnhouse Hill, Carnethy Hill and Scald Law, Pentlands

Turnhouse Hill, Carnethy Hill and Scald Law, Pentlands

TURNHOUSE HILL, CARNETHY HILL, AND SCALD LAW, PENTLANDS The Pentland Hills sit right on Edinburgh’s doorstep yet are often places of solitude – why are there not more people walking here? This range of hills offers a range of walks for all abilities, many waymarked....

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