Recumbent Hill of Cat rises lazily from Glen Esk but the ascent, via the historic Firmounth Road, is anything but restful. It is a long and arduous hike, sweat and toil eventually rewarded with panoramas over Angus, to the south, and Deeside and the mountains of the Cairngorms, to the north.
Take A Hike
The ancestors of the modern road network, turnpike roads were an early attempt by the government to make users pay for the upkeep of the nation’s highways.
Rising above the 15th century stronghold of Castle Campbell, King’s Seat Hill is one of the high points of the Ochils, a range of peaks that stretches from Stirling, in the west, to the Firth of Tay, in the east.
Earlier in the year, while exploring Deuchny Wood, on the outskirts of Perth, I enjoyed a brief dalliance with Coronation Road, a Royal route that ran between Scone Palace, where Scotland’s kings were traditionally crowned, and Falkland, in Fife.
Glentarken Wood, St Fillans, Perth & Kinross
Urban walks are not always about pounding pavements, as this hike through the leafy western fringes of Kirkcaldy very ably demonstrates.
Craig Hill, Kenmore, Perth & Kinross
The two main summits of the Lomond Hills in Fife – East Lomond and West Lomond – are prominent landmarks, visible from across the kingdom and beyond.
The Waterfront, Dundee
Backwater Reservoir, Glen Isla, Angus