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.
The hike through Glen Brerachan to Brerachan Falls is a short one and, while not necessarily a destination for a day out in its own right, combines well with a drive through this beautiful valley.
After enjoying a Spring stravaig through the Sidlaw Hills earlier in the year I returned to this popular stomping ground for a more structured saunter, the summit of Auchterhouse Hill in my sights this time around.
This year marks the 140th anniversary of the collapse of the first Tay railway bridge, which, for a brief period, carried trains across the estuary from Wormit, in Fife, to Dundee, before succumbing to the ravages of a winter storm.
Sitting on the southern fringes of the Ochil Hills, overlooking Glen Devon, Lendrick Hill may be one of the lower peaks in the range, but it does present a stiff wee climb with some lovely views from the summit.
Loch Wharral is one of two spectacular glacial corrie lochans carved into the hills above Glen Clova.