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Free Places to Visit Outdoor Places to Visit Western Isles

The Complete Guide to Visiting Goatfell Mountain on Arran

Goatfell is an 874-metre mountain on the Isle of Arran on Scotland’s west coast. The mountain (designated a Corbett) is one of four on the island and is located three miles west of Brodick Castle.

Although Goatfell is the highest point on the Isle of Arran the walk to the summit is quite easy with a robust staircase of boulders towards the top and a well-laid path through moorland and forest at the bottom.

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Free Places to Visit Grampian Outdoor Places to Visit

The Complete Guide to Visiting Braemar in the Scottish Highlands

Braemar is a small village in Aberdeenshire that is located near the River Dee. The village is a popular tourist destination due to the number of outdoor activities on offer with hikers using the village as a base to explore Glen Tilt, Glen Dee, Glen Derry and Glen Feshie.

The annual Highland Games Gathering is held in Braemar on the first Saturday in September and is traditionally attended by members of the British royal family.

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Free Places to Visit Highlands and Islands Outdoor Places to Visit

The Complete Guide to Visiting Ben Ledi in the Scottish Highlands

Ben Ledi is an 879-metre high mountain in the lower Scottish Highlands. It can be found 5 miles north-west of the popular country village of Callander in the Trossachs National Park.

The Trossachs are famous not just for their mountain ranges but also for their lochs which include the mighty Loch Lomond – one of the most scenic bodies of water in the United Kingdom.

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Free Places to Visit Highlands and Islands Outdoor Places to Visit

The Complete Guide to Visiting Muir of Dinnet in The Highlands

The Muir of Dinnet is a national nature reserve located on the eastern border of the Cairngorms national park in the Scottish Highlands.

The reserve features a wealth of different habitats including heath, woodland and wetland, but it’s perhaps best known for ‘the vat’, a natural gorge formed by glaciers over 10,000 years ago.

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Outdoors & Nature Sightseeing

Where Can I See Puffins in Scotland?

Everybody loves puffins. There’s something about their oversized heads and brightly-coloured stripy beaks and that makes them impossibly endearing.

In this article I’ll show you the best places to see these fascinating seabirds.

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Free Places to Visit Lothians Outdoor Places to Visit

The Complete Guide to Visiting Dalkeith Country Park in Midlothian

The historic county of Midlothian seems to be permanently out of favour with visiting tourists – mainly due to the fact that it borders Edinburgh and most sightseers have already got their hands full trying to fit in as many city attractions as possible before hopping on the coach to their next destination.

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Free Places to Visit Outdoor Places to Visit Strathyclyde

The Complete Guide to Visiting Burncrooks Reservoir near Glasgow

The John Muir Way is one of Scotland’s greatest trails, running across the country from Helensburgh on the west coast to Dunbar on the east.

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Free Places to Visit Highlands and Islands Outdoor Places to Visit

The Complete Guide to Visiting Glen Etive in The Highlands

What if I told you there’s a 12-mile stretch of road where you can see those mountains, rivers and forests in a single relatively small area, where gob-smackingly beautiful vistas open up around every corner on a secluded, frequently tourist-free single-track road?

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Central Scotland Free Places to Visit Outdoor Places to Visit

The Complete Guide to Visiting Ben Lawers in Perth & Kinross

Scotland’s 10th-highest Munro is one of Central Scotland’s most popular tourist hotspots, famed not only for the fantastic walks to the massif summit but also for the wonderful views visitors get to enjoy along the way.

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Free Places to Visit Highlands and Islands Outdoor Places to Visit

The Complete Guide to Visiting Faraid Head in the North Highlands

While Scotland’s west coast islands usually take first prize for the number of amazing beaches you’ll find (hello Isle of Tiree) you shouldn’t be too quick to discount Scotland’s mainland either, especially in the far north where it’s relatively tourist-free compared to the rest of the country.

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Central Scotland Free Places to Visit Outdoor Places to Visit

The Complete Guide to Visiting The Hermitage Forest in Perthshire

There are over 200,000 acres of woodland in Perthshire so you’re pretty much spoilt for choice if you ever visit the region and fancy taking a walk, but in my opinion one of the best forests is Tay Forest Park, home of The Hermitage.

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Highlands and Islands Outdoor Places to Visit

The Complete Guide to Visiting Smoo Cave in the Highlands

This is a cave that’s absolutely monumental in size, and the cave entrance has the privilege of being the largest sea cave entrance in Britain – something you’ll only really appreciate once you visit the place.