To start the New Year (or indeed end the old one) on a high, there are few summits in this part of the country more prominent and accessible than East Lomond in Fife.
Playwright J M Barrie’s classic story about the little boy who never grew up – Peter Pan – has captivated and enthralled generations of children and adults.
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.
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.
Glentarken Wood, St Fillans, Perth & Kinross
Craig Hill, Kenmore, Perth & Kinross
The Waterfront, Dundee
Backwater Reservoir, Glen Isla, Angus
Deuchny Wood, Perth, Perth & Kinross
St Andrews is perhaps best known as the home of golf, but it is also a town with a turbulent history, one of religious persecution, murder and execution and the historic sites that bore witness to these troubled times offer a fascinating insight into the past.