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.
There are so many things to do in Glasgow with kids that we had trouble deciding. Family-friendly Glasgow tourist attractions include beautiful parks, lively buskers performing on vibrant pedestrian-only streets, many fun kid-friendly museums and great outdoor activities.
Edinburgh is a family-friendly destination with a diverse selection of things to do. It’s our kinda town; it’s beautiful, has great culture and fun outdoor activities.