Now that travel restrictions have been lifted we are finally free to leave our council area for the first time since Christmas.
While we still can’t stay anywhere overnight until later in April, we can at least go somewhere other than the local park for a walk, including Scotland’s dramatic and beautiful coastline.
Here are 10 coastal walks sure to have you reaching for your camera.
1. Cruden Bay to the Bullers of Buchan
This 4.4km walk on the Aberdeenshire coast has it all - the sandy expanse of Cruden Bay, the dramatic rock formations caused by the Bullers of Buchan collapsed sea cave, and the history of Slains Castle, thought to be the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula. Photo: Canva
2. Rackwick to the Old Man of Hoy
One of many great coastal walks on Orkney, this stunning 9km walk along dramatic cliffs takes you past Rackwick Bay to the famous Old Man of Hoy sea stack. Photo: Canva
3. Elie to St Monans
This hour-long part of the Fife Coastal Path takes in the two beautiful East Neuk villages of Elie and St Monans, the ruins of Ardross Castle, romantic Lady's Tower, a picturesque lighthouse and numerous sandy coves.A short diversion takes you to Ardross Farm Shop for picnic supplies. Photo: JPI Media
4. Buckie to Cullen
This 12km section of the Moray Coastal Trail offers sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs, charming fishing villages and a series of remarkable rock structures, including the Bow Fiddle Rock (pictured), the Whale’s Mouth, and the Three Kings. Photo: Canva