Posts for walks

Magical Winter Holidays in the Highlands

Sunday 13th Nov 2016

There’s nothing quite like the raw beauty of the Highland landscape wrapped in its winter cloak to refresh the spirit and put a spring in your step.  Whether you’re interested in snowsport adventure at one of Scotland’s five fantastic ski centres, hill walking or simply unwinding in tranquil surroundings, the Highlands is perfect for a self-catering […]

Photo credit: Paul Hermans

10 of the Best: Hillwalking

Thursday 5th May 2016

Scotland’s reputation as a hillwalking destination spreads far and wide. From the Borders to Sutherland, from west coast to east, there are many spectacular routes for all ages and abilities. We asked EmbraceScotland followers on Facebook and Twitter for favourite hill walks, here are ten of the best. Goat Fell At 874m (2,687ft), Goat Fell misses out […]

Scottish Natural Heritage, Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve

National Nature Reserves

Monday 1st Feb 2016

From the spectacular mountain scenery of Beinn Eighe and Loch Maree Islands in winter to the seabird cities of Noss in the Shetland Isles in summer, National Nature Reserves (NNRs) offer wonderful sights and sounds to enjoy at any time of the year. NNRs are some of the most dramatic wild places in Scotland – […]

Sea kayaking, Highlands of Scotland

Adventure in the Highlands

Tuesday 29th Sep 2015

Paul Easto of Wilderness Scotland opens the door to discovery in the Scottish Highlands. Scotland has an abundance of places to explore on foot. Whether it be hiking to a summit, or wandering along a coastal path – there is something to sate any boot-wearing traveller. So it’s not surprising that our most popular activity […]

Stirling – A City of History

Friday 24th Apr 2015

Stirling truly is a city like no other. Nowhere else in Britain has such a concentrated, rich and visible history including everything from 6000 year old standing stones, Celtic vitrified forts, a Roman road, medieval battlefields, castles, abbeys, royal graves, jousting fields, sites of Royal christenings and coronations, the world’s oldest football as well as […]

Interview: Mull Magic

Friday 23rd Jan 2015

Established by former Wayfarers International Walking Tour Director, Ruth Fleming, in 2005, Mull Magic celebrate their 10th anniversary in 2015.  A small, family-owned and run business, Mull Magic has a well-earned reputation built on the dedication and knowledge of its leaders, who have over 30 years experience of walking with wildlife. As well as promoting […]

3 Autumn Walks in Perthshire Big Tree Country

Tuesday 21st Oct 2014

With large expanses of tranquil woodland and some of the country’s oldest and tallest trees, Perthshire’s ‘Big Tree Country’ is an ideal place for an autumn forest walk. If you’re planning a Perthshire holiday, here are some ideas for where you can enjoy a wonderful woodland walk. The Hermitage Situated two miles west of the […]

The Fife Coastal Path: Elie to Pittenweem

Thursday 25th Sep 2014

The beautiful Fife Coastal Path stretches for 117 miles from the Forth Bridge in the south to the Tay Estuary in the north, winding past award-winning beaches, wildlife reserves and picturesque towns.  With sweeping views of the Firth of Forth rolled out right beside you, it’s a truly wonderful coastal walk. Here’s what I thought […]

Tips from the Locals: Argyll

Sunday 23rd Mar 2014

With glens and lochs a-plenty and a rugged, island-strewn coastline, Argyll is a wonderful place to soak up some spectacular scenery, get close up with wildlife, enjoy tranquil surroundings and get active in the great outdoors.  It is also home to many Highland Games, including the Cowal Highland Gathering – the largest Highland Games in the […]

Tips from the Locals: The Argyll Isles

Thursday 20th Mar 2014

As I write this, I’m listening to Donald Shaw’s magical soundtrack to the BBC ‘Hebrides: Islands on the Edge’ TV series.  The emotive sounds of piano, flute, pipes and fiddle stir up images from the ocean floor of my memory: birds in flight; a jagged, mountain-torn horizon; rocky cliffs gazing out to sea; the swell […]