Sprawling off the northwest coast of Scotland, the vast archipelago of the Hebrides Islands is made up of over 500 islands and islets, divided into the Inner and Outer Hebrides. Inhabited since the Mesolithic period, the islands’ unique cultures and inimitable topography have long inspired visiting artists and geologists, offering up some of the world’s wildest and most untamed scenery.
Tag Archives: Scotland wildlife and nature
August 27, 2012
Whether you’re a serious trekker or just a Sunday stroller, Scotland is an excellent place to strap on those sensible shoes and head outdoors.
If you like a long walk, there are four official long distance paths in Scotland:
June 5, 2012
The Scots are a hardy bunch. The landscape they inhabit is wild and harsh, especially during those northern winters; those who live on the islands are particularly close to nature in all its beauty and wrath. But in summer, there are long, halcyon days of sunlight and outdoor activities in spectacular landscapes: walking, sailing, swimming, and island-hopping. If you decide to make the trek—and it is well worth it—here are a few of the best to visit.