Scotland can be best enjoyed by walking through the picturesque landscape. Walking in Edinburgh during spring allows you to experience the countryside at its best - green foliage, woodland flowers and carpet grasslands. The air is heavy with the smell of the purple heather in bloom. Crisp winter mornings are also ideal for walking in Scotland. You can stroll along the rivers or indulge in moderate walking over marked paths and trails. Walking tours to historical and archaeological sites offer a novel way to explore the region.
Edinburgh Walking clubs
The walking club of the Edinburgh University Sports Union allows students to experience walking and hiking in the wilderness of the Scottish highlands. Day walking trips or weekend walking trips can range from rolling hillsides to narrow ridges. There are small friendly walking groups in Edinburgh that suit different levels of fitness. You can take time off to experience the magic of Edinburgh's past. The Ramblers association conducts a walking festival - the Cotswold Outdoor Festival of Winter Walks over the period of Christmas and New Year. There are walks of different lengths and themes over different terrains. Some Edinburgh walking clubs conduct treks to the high mountains. But these are best undertaken by experienced persons.
Edinburgh walking tours
Edinburgh walking tours can be an excellent way to spend your Scottish holidays. Trek up to some of Scotland's mountains - Ben Lawers, Ben A'an and Ben Lomond. A steady hike up these mountains treats you to a fantastic view of the Lochs. Walking tours are sometimes assisted and suitable for people of all ages who are 'fit'. You must arm yourself with maps, travel notes and appropriate clothing and equipment.