BLACKNESS, on the shore of the Firth of Forth is blessed with two lovely little beaches, both affording good views over the water, towards the Ochil Hills. With the village’s own dramatic castle providing a scenic backdrop, it can be a place you might wish to linger.
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NOT to be confused with its bulkier and craggier Munro namesake near Ullapool, this 1008m/3307ft Beinn Dearg lies eight miles north of Blair Atholl.
IT’S not easy to find a virgin surf spot in this age of Google Earth, but don’t give up on the dream, writes Roger Cox
IT’S summer. Head for the beach. Sand and sea are a great combination and on their own are enough for a superb day out.
Long daylight hours in the summer months lend themselves to more ambitious hillwalking plans.
EXPLORING the Trossachs and Loch Katrine by boat is great fun, finds Pamela Moffat
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IN 1903, the Scots-born naturalist John Muir and the then-president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, went on a three-day camping trip in Yosimete National Park. Muir used his time wisely, “talking freely around the campfire” and putting the case for increased protection for areas of wild land.
KNOWN collectively as the Mullardochs, the four Munros on the north side of Loch Mullardoch are most often approached from the top end of Glen Cannich to the east, the nearest road-end, then walking the length of the northern shores or taking advantage of the available boat hire.