England’s northern neighbor, Scotland seems a wild country of surprisingly-varied and endlessly-enchanting landscapes. Vast lochs, green glens, heather-cloaked moorlands, and rising Highland hills have conspired to produce castles and kilts, bagpipes and brogues, poets and outlaws, and miles upon miles of byways and old drovers’ roads well worth traveling on foot.
Though not quite as high as the Alps, Scotland still offers equally-inspiring walks amid a more gentle landscape. Trace the length of legendary Loch Lomond, bag the most southerly Munro of Ben Lomond, cross the remote Black Mount, and climb Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain. There are few better ways to connect with this wild and romantic country.