The view from the summit of Dumyat hill
Scottish Mountain Walks

Dumyat Hill

Dumyat At only 418m high, Dumyat is more of a brisk walk than a climb.   It lies at the western end of the Ochil Hills, near Sherriffmuir, looking down onto Stirling and the river Forth. […]

Loch Lomond from Conic Hill
Scottish Mountain Walks

Conic Hill, Loch Lomond

Conic Hill At only 361 m high, Conic Hill may be lacking in height, but it certainly makes up for it in terms of the magnificent views over Loch Lomond. If it’s a bit of […]

Scottish Birds

Common Buzzard

When I was young, it was quite unusual to see a Buzzard, but over the past 30 years or so, the Common Buzzard has become, eh….. quite common. Nowadays their range is expanding and it […]

Edinburgh from Allermuir Hill
Scottish Mountain Walks

Allermuir, Caerketton and Swanston Village

Allermuir, Caerketton and Swanston Village Easily accessible, even by the local Edinburgh bus service, this Pentland Hills climb gives great views over the city of Edinburgh, the Forth bridges, and fine views of the Pentlands […]

Ben Vrackie
Scottish Mountain Walks

Ben Vrackie

Ben Vrackie Its height of  2759 feet makes Ben Vrackie a Corbett.  (Corbetts are hills over 2500 in height) It is easily accessible from Pitlochry with free parking available. The first part of the climb […]

Loch Tay from Sron a'Chlachain
Scottish Mountain Walks

Sron a’Chlachain

Sron a’Chlachain Sron a’Chlachain is an ideal climb if you are in the area and looking for a quick climb with beautiful views. It is not very high at 400 metres, but it is very steep. […]

Corbenic Poetry Path
Walks

The Corbenic Poetry Path

The Corbenic Poetry Path The what?  That’s exactly what I thought as I drove past the car park for this one day. I’d been trying to get some leaping salmon shots at Buchanty Spout, but […]

Black Linn Falls
Walks

The Hermitage, Dunkeld

The Hermitage, Dunkeld, is a wonderful woodland walk alongside the River Braan.  There are various paths and trails, and you can get a spectacular view of the Black Linn falls from a small folly known […]

Leaping Salmon, Buchanty Spout
Beasties that swim

Leaping Salmon, Buchanty Spout

Leaping Salmon, Buchanty Spout, Sept 2018 One of the best places in Scotland to see or photograph leaping salmon, is Buchanty Spout in Perthshire. As anyone who has tried to take shots of salmon jumping […]

Turnhouse and Carnethy Hills and Scald Law
Scottish Mountain Walks

Scald Law and Carnethy Hill, The Pentlands

Scald Law and Carnethy Hill, The Pentlands The Pentland Hills lie just to the south of Edinburgh, and the highest hill at 609m is Scald Law. This is a circular route, and also takes in […]

Ben Hope from Loch Hope
Lochs

Ben Hope and Loch Hope

Ben Hope is the most northerly Munro and is situated at the south end of Loch Hope in one of the true remaining wildernesses of Scotland. Loch Hope is famous for its Sea Trout and […]

Ben Venue from the main road
Scottish Mountain Walks

Ben Venue

Ben Venue Ben Venue is one of our favourite Trossachs mountains – see also Ben Aan and Ben Ledi. Although at 725m, it isn’t the highest, it probably has the most rewarding and spectacular views from […]

Ben Ledi
Scottish Mountain Walks

Ben Ledi

Ben Ledi Ben Ledi, which means the mountain of god, lies just past Callander  in the Trossachs. If coming from Stirling, and the M9 motorway, take the junction 10 exit, signposted for Callander and Crianlarich, […]

Grey Mare's Tail Waterfall
Scottish Borders

Grey Mare’s Tail Waterfall

Grey Mare’s Tail Waterfall The Grey Mare’s Tail waterfall doesn’t seem like too strenuous a climb when you look up at it, but it is fairly steep – especially the first section. The path is […]