enjoying a bit of peace and quiet on an afternoon stroll.
world – from beef and lamb to raspberries and potatoes – it is on the fringes that
wildlife can thrive.
nick under the stewardship of the National Trust for Scotland. The picturesque
setting, amid rich, rolling farmland, makes it a good place to simply look at. But
when combined with a walk up into the old Smeaton Estate there is ...
parkland is historically interesting and a real escape from the modern world. As
well as the trees and open spaces there are the 18th-century ponds and
associated small buildings to enjoy before the imposing grandeur of the Robert ...
view over East Lothian, descending to one of the few lakes in Scotland and past
a children's trail with weird and wonderful sculptures.
followed by rock pools and sandy bays, with waves lapping the shore. East
Lothian's coast is one of the most stunning in Britain yet overlooked. Take time to
explore the nooks and crannies along the way, pack a picnic or just ...
it is below 1,000ft but to my young daughter it is “the mountain”. We can see the
hill from our house, and so for us it has become a regular activity to walk up
Cockleroy – me to look at views from Goat Fell, on Arran, to the ...
off with a brilliant expanse of golden sands, this walk has everything. It's also
ideal for winter, when the waves rolling in from the North Sea are at their most
trig point on top which gives excellent views across the Firth of Forth to the
Trossachs and Ochils as well as south east to the Pentland Hills.
stately homes in Scotland. Its grounds may be landscaped and created by man,
but they make for a perfect family walk during the summer holidays with loads of
space for children to safely run around and lots of pleasant spots for ...
members of the family can enjoy a walk. As well as the Bass Rock, the other sight
that grabs attention is a cross on top of a stone beacon. This marks rocks known
as St Baldred's Boat, named after an eighth-century missionary ...
short but it is one of the most thrilling in the southern half of Scotland. A clifftop
path winds down to the ruins of a castle which has its origins in the Iron Age,
perched on a promontory jutting into the North Sea.
there is a different spirit in the air and, thanks in part to the (relatively) new land
access legislation, the edges of the hallowed fairways can be passed by hikers.
This walk, along the wonderful East Lothian coast, passes the ...
everything, but exploring your own backyard can be enjoyable too. There's less
of a journey to get there, for a start, and it can introduce you to places you never
knew about right on your doorstep.
.. PRESTON Mill was the last working water mill in East Lothian and is still in
great nick under the stewardship of the National Trust for Scotland. The
picturesque setting, amid rich, rolling farmland, makes it a good place to simply
look at. But
Wood in East Lothian, cared for by the Woodland Trust.
tech poles helping fit, outdoorsy types scale the highest peaks.
a walk, but viewing a Teletubbies video with my daughter for the umpteenth time
made me think of visiting the Horn at Polkemmet Country Park.
unusual location for a stroll along the coast. Going for a walk near to a nuclear
power station and a cement factory may seem like a strange idea, but this stretch
of East Lothian's coastline is actually very pleasant.