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Short walks with a BIG view



  • Nothing quite like a walk on the beach, so a trip to Tentsmuir Nature Reserve is always wonderful. With a bit of luck you will see the seals at the beach, so bring your binoculars! 
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    On the north shore of Loch Trool in Dumfries & Galloway, take the short walk or bike ride up to Bruce’s Stone, which commemorates Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland. 

    The views here are breath-taking of the rolling hills and sparkling loch, and the stone is a poignant memorial of this country's troubled past.  This is one of two stones in Galloway Forest Park, the other is a short walk from Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre.

  • VisitScotlandAngelaVisitScotlandAngela Member, Administrator, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    Brimmond Hill in Aberdeenshire is a short walk with a BIG view!  After an enjoyable 25 minute walk from the car park you get a spectacular view looking right across Aberdeenshire to the city and even the North Sea! 

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  • VisitScotlandLyndsayVisitScotlandLyndsay Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    The walk up to the Queen's View and The Whangie is fantastic. After only about 20 minutes walking, you see the most amazing views looking towards the south end of Loch Lomond. Unfortunately I didn't get all the way to the Whangie itself, but would definitely do this walk again so I can see it, and as  its not overly steep, it makes a great hill walking route for kids too.  :)

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  • VisitScotlandAngelaVisitScotlandAngela Member, Administrator, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    There are lots of amazing 'Wee hills with big views' in the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.   I'm working my way through them with Beinn Dubh next on my list!  

    The Conic Hill was a really fantastic walk with some of the most spectacular views of Loch Lomond I have ever experienced, even although it was quite a drizzly day.  I made it back down off the hill just in time...there was quite an impressive thunderstorm! eek

    On the way to Gouk Hill the views looking over Loch Lomond were also stunning!  :)

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