Adventures in Scotland
We look forward to sharing with you some of our favourite circular walks in Scotland as we explore the beautiful countryside around our new home. Our descriptions will include photos, wildlife to look out for, maps and an indication of the terrain and difficulty of the routes.
We moved back to Scotland in 2021, to the lovely village of Killearn in Stirlingshire. Our current home is on the Carbeth Estate and Sam has been writing about the wildlife on the Estate on the Carbeth Home Farm blog.
We formerly lived in the Scottish Borders and still have contacts there, so we will be sharing some walks from that area too. In the meantime we are exploring the stunning Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and beyond, so hopefully we will inspire you to go outdoors and appreciate Scotland.
Going Anti-clockwise There is a large car park at the start of the walk, with a good information board, showing the three walks available. We chose the medium route – waymarked in red, which is 4 miles long and we set off along the forestry road uphill. This was easy…Read More
Trail races are like buses – months without one and then two over consecutive weeks. Just a week after Arrochar 10k we were standing in beautiful sunshine on the playing field at Kippen for the Kippen Trail Race. Mingling at the start made us realise what a fabulous community the…Read More
Sauchie Crags and North Third Reservoir. This is a short but spectacular circular route close to Stirling which has a variety of habitat, including spectacular cliffs, mixed woodland and banks of North Third Reservoir. It is one of the routes recommended in the book Scottish Trail Running, which I have…Read More
Scottish Trail Running by Susie Allison What a fantastic Christmas present to receive just before our move over the border. Scottish Trail Running contains descriptions, route maps, elevation profiles and images of 70 great running routes in Scotland, ranging from simple 4km loops near Glasgow up to 48km routes in…Read More
A Walk that Packs a Punch We discovered this walk from Lochmaben by pure accident – and what a happy accident. This walk has it all: a variety of ecosystems, local history, sculptures, excellent interpretation boards, easy navigation and good access – oh yes and willow tits. This 4 mile…Read More
We were visiting family up in the central belt of Scotland last week. The area doesn’t look very promising to outdoor enthusiasts, particularly on a wet and windy winter weekend. Naturally we did our weekly parkrun, on this occasion a return to Callendar Park in Falkirk. It was our second time at…Read More