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Discover great outdoor activity ideas and detailed routes to follow around the UK for all types of adventurers.
Just south-east of Inverness is a hill known as Beinn Bhuidhe Bheag. At 462m, this 10km route can be done in a morning or afternoon and gives great views over the Moray Firth and Kessock Bridge.
OS GetOutside Champion Cat Webster takes us on a two-day bothy adventure, taking in two Munros along the way.
When looking for short hikes along the NC500 that would be big on views, I came across a great article over on the Ordnance Survey website of the five best short hikes in Scotland, which featured one so called “Bone Caves” walk. The caves, that tower over the valley below, are named after the bones that have been discovered here, and that lead this place to be listed as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
This is a great family walk to do on a sunny afternoon as it has plenty of suitable stopping off points for refreshments along the way. There is lots to see and, even better, fish and chips at the end!
Start exploring the Munros with this 9 mile walk around the highest point, Beinn Ime.
Discover the beautiful gorge at the Birks of Aberfeldy immortalised in the poem by Burns
Take in the trig point on top of the brilliantly named Doughnot Hill in the Kilpatrick Hills north of Glasgow.
For me a proper outdoor adventure always involves a tent or bivvy bag. See, I’m a wild camping addict – from mountain summits to hidden caves, under boulders or snuggled in bothies – I like to take my sleeping bag and head to the wildest places I can find. And it doesn’t come much wilder than Knoydart. Located between the two lochs of Nevis and Hourn is this peninsula, a jutting mountainous cluster of contour lines stretching into the sea. Sure it has a road. Just the one – 11km of tarmac that sits alone, not connected to rest of UK road network. And at the end of that road, sits the most remote pub in Britain called The Old Forge (www.theoldforge.co.uk). For this walk the main question is: How far would you walk for a pint? Because to enjoy that first sip of a post-walk ale is quite an adventure. You’ll need to start first in Mallaig where you’ll jump on a boat to drop you at Barrisdale Bay. From there it’s a long walk to the pub – and the campsite on Long Beach – but one you’ll never forget…