|Scotlands classic walking landscape had eluded me for so long so in 2008 I determined to put that right by including some walks during a 10
day touring holiday with my wife Lil. About two months before setting off to the north of our isles I began scouring books to find walks that
would be suitable, that is walks long and challenging enough for me to enjoy without inconveniencing Lil too much. One or two challenging longer walks
would be permitted as long as some family type walks could be included too. Here you will find the records of all our walks done during the
holiday and also a couple we did in the Scottish Borders earlier in the year. Since then I have been back to Scotland on numerous occasions and will continue to do so because the country has enthralled me; in particular the majestic solitary mountains of the north west Highlands which will draw me to them for years to come. Long may I be able to enjoy walking in wild and wonderful Scotland.
Of course, after a refreshing series of invigorating walks and hikes along many of the Scottish countryside's picturesque trails and hiking destinations, you should have equally comfortable accommodations to stay in after a challenging day spent outdoors. The Scottish countryside doesn't lack for charming B&B's, guesthouses and boutique hotels. If you are staying at the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow then you should take a look at Awaz FM Edinburgh's Great Deal options for great treats on the best places to stay and some of the best dining options in Scotland's two major cities.
|Short Family Walks :|
|Inverewe Gardens & Peninsula, Wester Ross||Walk these awesome gardens created by Osgood Mackenzie.|
|Raven's Rock, Sutherland||Ravens Rock Gorge is a magical place and a great short walk.|
|Easy to Moderate Walks:|
|Glenkiln Sculpture Trial, Dumfries & Galloway||See Rodin, Epstein and Henry Moore works on this glen walk.|
|Bone Caves of Inchanadamph||A fascinating short walk of much interest to geologists, botanists and historians. For me it was superb.|
|Glengorm and Dun Ara, Isle of Mull||For the modern and ancient and to see sublime views, enjoy.|
|Handa Island Wildlife Reserve||For nature lovers this is a special island with a special walk.|
|Loch an Eilein, Cairngorm||Arguably the prettiest loch in the locality of Cairngorm.|
|Castle Tioram & Loch Moidart||A short inspiring walk on the Ardnamurchan Peninsular with marvellous moments including views to Eigg.|
|Grey Mare's Tail and Loch Skeen||A glorious waterfall and sublime hidden loch feature here.|
|Ben Nevis||Follow Ken Brockway on his special walk up Great Britain's highest mountain.|
|The Quiraing, Skye||A classic Skye walk with spectacular crags and pinnacles.|
|Cuillins, Coire Lagan and Eas Mor, Skye||A superb approach to the tremendous Black Cuillin Mountains.|
|Rhiconich Hotel to Ben Stack||This walk is tougher than one originally may think as it took me seven hours to cover just eight miles.|
|Ben Stack to Kylesku||Wonderful wilderness walking with deer herds to spot and amazing views of the north west coastline to enjoy.|
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