Scotland: discover hidden gems


Go for a Walk About and discover hidden gems.

One of the greatest joys of heading out for walk is the anticipation of what you might find on the way; a spectacular secret view, a hidden historical ruin or perfect picnic spot. Here are some of our favourite group walks in and around Scotland.

 

Beinn Narnain - Saturday 2 June 2018


Is it possible for a 3,000 foot mountain, visible from Glasgow, to be a hidden gem? We think so! Beinn Narnain suffers from being so close to the Cobbler that it often gets overlooked. It’s a hidden gem hiding in plain sight and offering spectacular views, including of its famous neighbour.

 

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Carrick Castle to Ardentinny - Saturday 26 May 2018


An undulating route along Loch Goil and Loch Long, with wonderful views of both, brings us to Ardentinny.  By the ruins of Glenfinart House the old walled gardens have been adopted by the community.  It’s a peaceful place and a real hidden gem. 

 

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Eglinton & Kilwinning papingo - Saturday 2 June 2018


Walk through historic Kilwinning and round the Eglinton estate to the Georgian ruins of a mock-medieval castle.  Return along the river to visit our gem, the tiny Kilwinning Abbey Tower museum. Learn why the Ancient Society of Kilwinning Archers are outside during your visit shooting arrows at a wooden bird!

 

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Bracklinn Falls, Callander - Sunday 3 June 2018


As you head out on this easy-paced walk along an old railway track with amazing views over Callander and the Trossachs, you’ll begin to hear the roar of water signalling the approach to the stunning Bracklinn Falls. The real gem here is probably the Bracklinn Bridge, with its distinctive A-shaped roof, which means you can enjoy breath taking views up and down the rugged 100m gorge.

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A sea of bluebells in the woods - Sunday 27 May 2018


Enjoy one of nature’s most spectacular displays on this walk through the woodlands at Kinclaven, which are likely to be carpeted with bluebells. The route also includes a delightful stretch on the banks of the beautiful River Tay. 

 

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Kelly Burn - Wednesday 30 May 2018


Starting at the historic Wemyss Bay station and pier, this walk takes you alongside the Kelly Burn, the site of an ancient barony and the scene of a Burns song. From there, head along the old drove road to Finnockbog, before returning via a cycle route to a community woodland path, which leads to an incredible view over the Firth of Clyde. After taking a short look at where Wemyss Bay originated, the route returns to the station. 

 

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