Special Interest: Hill Walking


  • Fort William

    Fort William is main town servicing the Locaber outdoor sports region where many climbing, walking and adventure/extreme sports events are organised. These include mountain biking, paragliding, rock climbing and also some fantastic walking routes. Fort William is also the start/end point for both th...view more

  • Glencoe and Leven

    The area accessed to the North of the river Coe is one of the most popular hill walking areas of Scotland. Nearly every evening, boot-wearing, hungry and thirsty people congregate in the Clachaig inn to swap stories and dream about a long soak in a bath. It would be wrong to list the best routes as ...view more

  • Morvern

    The most recommended walks in the Morvern are are: Walk to Beinn Bhuidhe, Acharn to Beinn Iadain, Acharn to Beinn Iadain, Beinn Mheadhoin, Acharn to Beinn na h Uamha, Walk From Drimnin to Barr to Drimnin, Loch Uisage to Fuar Bheinn via Glas Bheinn, Loch Aline to Glais Beinn, Glen Galmadale Horseshoe...view more

  • Knoydart

    Knoydart is part of mainland Scotland but is not accessible by road. Effectively an island it has some of Scotlands finest peaks. Access by boat is possible from Mallaig. However the hillwalking in Knoydart is well worth the effort to get there as there are a variety of walks from mountains tops to ...view more

  • Skye

    The Cuillin ridge is a Mecca to all hill-walkers and is one of the great, but serious, routes. You do need experience and some basic rope equipment to safely negotiate the whole ridge, which can be completed in a single long day in good conditions. However there are places where you can access secti...view more

  • Edinburgh and Lothians

    Although it would not be greatly rated in comparison to other hill walking areas of Scotland, its easy accessibility and views over the metropolitan and industrial areas around Edinburgh, make the Pentland Hills regional park a great favourite for many. Probably best accessed by following signs to t...view more

  • Strathpeffer

    Strathpeffer is within walking distance of the impressive Ben Wyvis peak and is popular with walkers. There are superb views from the Iron Age hill fort of Knock Farril, of the Cromarty Firth and of the surrounding mountains. Another good walk is through Ord Wood to picturesque Loch Kinellan, where ...view more

  • Scottish Borders

    The Borders is a large area crossed by the Southern upland way and the beautiful Tweed river. Some of the walking, particularly around Peebles and along the Tweed valley is simply wonderful. However Private House Stays has identified a few beauty spots for your consideration: Glentress forest Trails...view more

  • The Trossachs

    The Trossachs are celebrated for having highland scenery while still technically being in the lowlands. The best walks identified by Private House Stays are: Fairy Walk to Doon Hill, Reverend Kirks Graveyard in Aberfoyle, Ben Venue, Kinlochard, Milton, Old Drymen Road, Pine Ridge, Strathyre and Achr...view more

  • Wester Ross

    The Hill walking in Wester Ross is considered to be as good as anywhere in Scotland. The most famous location is the Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve but other recommended walks are: Flowerdale Forest and Waterfall, Slaggan Village and Bay, Victoria Falls, Fairy Lochs, USAAF Crash Site and War Gr...view more

  • Plockton and Kyle

    A few miles inland from Kyle is one of the most celebrated hill walking routes in Scotland. It is called the Five sisters of Kintail and includes three munros (i.e peaks over 3000 foot). It is a ridge walk with magnificent views and you are recommended to start from a layby car park on the A87 a few...view more

  • Arran

    The stand out walk on Arran (which you can do in a day direct from the Ferry terminal) is to climb the spectacular peak of Goatfell. It is a significant mountain where pre-checking of the weather forcast and adequate boots and rain-gear are necessary, but if you catch a day when the summit is clear ...view more