Running west from 18th century Newton Bridge, in the Sma’ Glen, near Amulree, to Ardtalnaig, above the shoreline of Loch Tay, the right of way through Glen Almond offers a long but pleasurable valley hike, part of the route now incorporated into the long-distance Rob Roy Way.
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Dalgety Bay may not offer the shimmering silver sands of its near neighbour Aberdour, but it does boast quite a diverse stretch of coastline complete with quiet sandy coves, high cliffs, wee harbours and an ancient kirk.
May is the month when bluebells bloom in Scotland and one of the best places to see these delicate little plants blossoming is the appropriately named Kinclaven Bluebell Wood, in Perthshire.
On a bright sunny day, the glorious sands of Tentsmuir, in north-east Fife, are a popular spot but stray south from the Forestry Commission car park at Kinshaldy and you quickly leave the crowds behind.
This hike through the Sidlaw Hills, to the north of Dundee, was born of a sunny Spring afternoon stravaig which, as any seasoned walker or scholar of the Scots tongue will tell you, is simply an aimless wander.
Dug out in the 12th Century, Perth’s Town Lade began its working life as an offshoot of the River Almond, the water drawn off and funnelled down through bleachworks at Huntingtower and Ruthvenfield, a dye works at Tulloch and then the mills of Perth before flowing into the River Tay.
An enviable selection of trails radiates out from the centre of the north-east Fife town of Cupar.
Bessie’s Cairn in Glen Isla is a stout little landmark tucked away in one of the remotest corners of Angus.
Exploring the great outdoors is an activity enjoyed – or, sometimes, endured – at the mercy of the elements, as anyone caught in a heavy downpour knows only too well.
The north-east Fife town of Ladybank is surrounded by pockets of woodland, peaceful places where tracks and trails popular with locals and dog walkers proliferate.