Posts for walks

Scotland’s Great Trails – Put Your Best Foot Forward!

Friday 7th Jul 2017

If you’ve an inclination to explore Scotland’s amazing countryside and you’re reasonably fit and healthy then why not try one of Scotland’s Great Trails? Some of these waymarked long-distance routes are better known than others – notably the West Highland Way: this 154Km (96miles) route starts at Milngavie passes through Mugdock Country Park, hugs the […]

The Paws for a Break Pet-Friendly Award 2016/17 – The Winner!

Tuesday 16th May 2017

The Paws for a Break Pet-Friendly Award winner has been announced! The judges ruled, by a whisker, that Mains of Taymouth in Perthshire is the worthy victor. So a big congratulatory tail-wagging goes to Pauline and her team at Mains of Taymouth. We must give a paw to the five other finalists, Ardtornish Estate, Cologin, […]

Guest Blog: The Enjoyable Rut

Tuesday 16th May 2017

The Enjoyable Rut is a travel blog aiming to inspire you to get outside and make the most out of life. It aims to show you the beauty and wonder in the every day, that the edge of the map isn’t as far as you can go and that the ends of the world aren’t limits at […]

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 […]