Scotland

The Highlands of Scotland have similarities to the Lake District and Snowdonia, but written on a far bigger scale. They are the walker's dream, combining terrific, lonely paths with stupendous scenery.

Walking to the summit of Ben Nevis for the first time was a great adventure – even if the views from the top were, typically, of the cloud layer and little else. But the views on the ascent, and particularly on the descent, were jaw-dropping.

And if it's breath-taking views you're after, then the summit of the Pap of Glencoe is more likely to oblige – with a climb almost as demanding as Ben Nevis, although significantly shorter. But worth every step, rewarding you with 360 degrees of outstanding landscape.

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Binnein Beag

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Forest floor

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Lairig Gartain

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Loch Etive

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Lairig Gartain

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From Glen Nevis

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Sign

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Glenrigh Forest

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Gravestone

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Gravestone

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Loch Leven

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Loch Leven

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Loch Eilde Mòr

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Pipeline

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Towards Kinlochmore

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Pap of Glencoe