Helping you to discover and explore the real Scotland

Ben Dolphin

Nacreous clouds – better than Photoshop!

Colour can be in short supply during the average Scottish winter. Whether it’s due to low cloud, mist or rain, or invariably all three at the same time, we spend much of the winter under a blanket of grey that ...

Read More


Moray's Ian Cameron wins Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year

Veteran photographer Ian Cameron, who still prefers to shoot in film rather than digital, has been announced winner of the Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year Award. Forres-based Ian beat off strong competition from thousands of entries submitted from all ...

Read More

Peter Macfarlane

Outdoor gear for kids - review

A few winters back we were coming down from a fine day on the hill and came across two people coming up towards us exchanging loud words until they spotted us. We had a quick chat, it was dad and ...

Read More

Cameron McNeish

Our first National Park – forever tainted

PERMITS, bans and byelaws, the words that will forever taint the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, and indeed an SNP Government that many people, including myself, thought would take an intense pride in the access provisions of the Land ...

Read More

Linda Cracknell

Walking in Circles

Snow was tickling the inland hills when I arrived at the ruined chapel at Kilmarie on the Craignish peninsula. It was early December and melancholy-grey; the sea and sky stilled after a weekend of violent storms. All was now holding ...

Read More

David Lintern

Anatomy of a winter hill day

Whilst we’re still fairly early in the season I thought it might be worthwhile to spend a little time examining a specific winter excursion. I’m besotted with the challenges and rewards that winter conditions bring to the Scottish Hills, and ...

Read More

wet (3 of 5)
Ben Dolphin

Scotland gets a soaking in extraordinary winter

Shortly before midnight on 18th December I happened to glance at my weather station’s console. Its comforting green glow informed me that it was 11.1C outside. I did a double take, and then I had to step outside to check ...

Read More


Locations from Roads Less Travelled: West Highlands Part 2

Many of you will have watched the Adventure Show Special programmes, Roads Less Travelled: The West Highlands, presented by Cameron McNeish. The programmes are currently still available on the BBC iplayer. This second of our galleries for the programmes features ...

Read More

 Follow us on

 We feature more than 3,000 places to stay

  • Choose and book from a vast range of holiday cottages, hotels, B&Bs, and hostels from our top menu

 Details of 1,921 free walks to inspire you

  • Free-to-view OS maps and detailed descriptions for every walk
  • Download route files to use with your GPS or smartphone

 Win £90 of gear given away every month

  • Keep your own walks diary with your photos and route maps
  • Share experiences: the best reports each month win gear from Webtogs
  • Record your ascents of the Munros, Corbetts etc. on personal hill-bagging maps
  • Register free now to access OS 1:25,000 mapping and much more...
Kintail and Lochalsh Isle of Skye Loch Ness, Black Isle and Affric Ullapool, Assynt and Easter Ross Sutherland and Caithness Fort William and Lochaber Cairngorms and Aviemore Perthshire Loch Lomond and the Trossachs Argyll Moray and Nairn Aberdeenshire Fife and Stirling Angus, Fife and Stirling Isle of Mull Lothian Glasgow, Ayrshire Small Isles Small Isles Small Isles Small Isles Galloway and Dumfries Scottish Borders Outer Hebrides Outer Hebrides Outer Hebrides Isle of Arran Orkney Orkney Orkney Orkney Orkney Orkney Orkney Argyll Islay, Jura, Colonsay Islay, Jura, Colonsay Islay, Jura, Colonsay Coll, Tiree Coll, Tiree

Share on 

Walking can be dangerous and is done entirely at your own risk. Information is provided free of charge; it is each walker's responsibility to check it and navigate using a map and compass.