Cairn Daunie, Glen Isla, Angus
Cloaking low tops in the northern fringes of the Ochil Hills, Pitmedden Forest straddles the border between the county of Perthshire and the Kingdom of Fife.
Ben Vorlich is a mountain where east meets west, not in any specific geographical sense but in terms of the walkers you will likely meet along the way, if my experiences climbing this shapely peak were anything to go by.
Exploring less well-walked trails during the summer months can sometimes turn into a mini jungle adventure, encroaching vegetation prompting thoughts that packing a machete may in future pay dividends.
Crail harbour is one of the prettiest little ports in the country, its rugged stone breakwater a haven for fishing boats since the 16th century.
Of the little lochs that lurk in the lands of Atholl Estates to the north of Dunkeld, Lochan Oisinneach Mor is one of the most remote and, as such, tends to attract fewer visitors than popular pools, like Loch Ordie.
South of the Perthshire village of Dunning, the single-track country road to Path of Condie weaves up and over the Ochil Hills, a fertile landscape of rolling farmland and fields dotted with pockets of forestry.
The hike from Clova up to Loch Brandy is strenuous but enduringly popular, thanks to the spectacular glacial scenery that awaits walkers, the high-level pool nestling in a perfectly sculpted mountain corrie.
Sunshine drew me to the coastline for a wee wander along the eastern fringes of Fife and through the wooded policies of Cambo Country House & Estate, a short drive south from St Andrews.
Easy is not a word normally associated with Scotland’s Munros, our mountains over 3000 feet in height.