Scotland is world-famous for its beautiful lochs and highlands. All elements of this scenic beauty is on full display in the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, conveniently located within a few hours of Glasgow and Edinburgh.
The Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park is home to iconic long-distance walk such as the West Highland Way and the Rob Roy Trail. If you are looking for something a little shorter, try these five easy walks in Loch Lomond:
Ben A’an is one of the most popular peaks to climb in the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. In a land of long distance hikes like the West Highland Way, Ben A’an is a rare short hike in the Trossachs which offers incredible views of two lochs from the summit.
The Whangie is a medium-length, family-friendly Loch Lomond hike to a unique rock formation. The rocks are perfectly shaped and sized for kids of all ages to climb up and explore.
The Conic Hill Walk is a very popular hike with amazing views on the eastern shores of Loch Lomond. This is a fun opportunity for day walkers to enjoy portions of the iconic West Highland Way long distance hike.
When planning our Scotland road trip itinerary, the Isle of Skye was at the very top of our list of places to see in Scotland. With just over 3 weeks to explore around Scotland with kids, we knew we wanted to spend a big chunk of it exploring as many of the Isle of Skye highlights as possible.
If you spend some time on our blog, it will come as no surprise when we say that we love to hike. We have hiked in some of the most beautiful places around the world, including Nepal, Canada, Italy, the Andes, Norway, etc., so it’s pretty high praise when we were hiking the Quiraing on Isle of Skye and Celine turns to me and says, “This may be the most beautiful hike we’ve ever done”. Wow!
Hiking the Fairy Pools is one of the top things to do on the Isle of Skye. It’s a relatively easy hike in a wide open valley with the dramatic Cuillin mountains looming in the distance. The hike follows a section of the River Brittle, which has many waterfalls, many of which have a deep pool of water at the base of the waterfall. On a sunny day, these pools of water are a brilliant, crystal blue leading to them being called the “Fairy Pools”.
The Old Man of Storr hike is one of the best Isle of Skye hikes we did, with incredible views in every direction. Even from the highway, you can sense what a special place this is, but the experience at the top makes it so much better. This is one of the top things to do on the Isle of Skye and can be done with kids.
If you are looking for some amazing Isle of Skye hiking with less crowds, the Brother’s Point, or Rubha nam Brathairean, is an excellent option. The scenery all along the Brother’s Point hike is incredible. It’s just a few minutes north of the Old Man of Storr hike and can be done back-to-back.