The Best Scenery in Scotland

Where to Find the Best Scenery in Scotland. 

If you’re looking for a scenic adventure, Scotland has it all. Uniquely carved landscapes, idyllic islands, and wildly gorgeous greenery can all be found in abundance within our wee country. Here are four of our favourite scenic locations, featuring a national park, a famous glen and a remote island. 

 The Best Scenery in Scotland | Amazing castle in Aberdeen

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. 

Less than two-hours drive from Edinburgh, and under one-hour from Glasgow, you can be immersed in the natural beauty of Scotland’s most popular national park. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs is home to gorgeous scenery from every loch, ben and glen. The area is, of course, centred around our famous Loch Lomond; the UK’s largest freshwater loch. We recommend you climb Conic Hill, from the village of Balmaha, for beautiful views of the loch and its row of islands that mark the Highland Boundary Fault Line (the geological divide between the Highlands and Lowlands).

For something more challenging, choose from any of the twenty-one Munros or join one of the many long-distance walking routes that traverse the park. Equally, if you’re looking for someone else to take charge of your day hill walking adventure, so you spend all your attention taking in the views, check out the guided walking packages that Intrepidus Outdoors provides. 

We would also encourage you to visit the picturesque village of Killin and the popularly photographed Falls of Dochart. If you prefer getting up close and personal with waterfalls, take a refreshing dip in the pool below the Falls of Falloch. Finish your day with live music and a hearty meal at the historic Drovers Inn

 the Best Scenery in Scotland | Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. 


Further north of Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park, is one of Scotland’s most iconic and evocative landscapes. Waterfalls cascade from imposing peaks through the crevices of the rock, giving Glencoe its name, which translates as the ‘weeping glen’. The name also reflects the sad history of the area, which saw members of the MacDonald clan murdered during the infamous Massacre of Glencoe in 1692. 

Volcanic activity and glaciation formed the deep and dramatic glen, which has been featured in scenes from Hollywood films Rob Roy, Braveheart, James Bond and Harry Potter. Instil some calm with a walk around the serenely beautiful Glencoe Lochans or hike through the glen and up into the Lost Valley. Those experienced in the mountains, who are feeling more hardcore, can expel copious amounts of adrenaline by tackling the Aonach Eagach or Curved Ridge. Rest your head at the Clachaig Inn, where Highland hospitality is served alongside haggis and whisky. 

 the Best Scenery in Scotland | GlenCoe

Lewis & Harris. 

Lewis & Harris is the jewel of the Hebrides, and the largest of Scotland’s isles. Lewis – to the north – boasts barren landscapes which are wrapped in rugged coastline and vast beaches. The Butt of Lewis is the most northerly and dramatic point on the island, where huge waves crash against the sea cliffs. The stunning expanse of Uig beach is where the Lewis Chessmen were discovered, and you’ll love the scenic drive to get there. 

Venture south to Harris, where striking mountains with gnarly peaks rise before you; a gateway to the paradise which lies beyond. West Harris is famed for its pristine white-sand beaches and vibrant turquoise sea; Luskentyre and Seilebost will blow you away! The east coast is a complete contrast, but equally as striking. Drive the Golden Road to experience a landscape which is commonly compared to the surface of the moon. Visit Croft 36 at the south of the island to pick up homemade pies, pastries and soup; all are served in a wooden hut and paid for by means of an honesty system. Amazing

Aberdeenshire Coast.

The east coast of Scotland is just as beautiful as the west – it’s just a bit rougher around the edges. If rugged seaside scenery is your thing, the Aberdeenshire Coastal Trail is calling. Dunnottar Castle is perched dramatically on a clifftop, just outside the town of Stonehaven. This iconic medieval fortress would fit nicely into a scene from Game of Thrones, or onto your Instagram feed. Further north, you’ll discover a series of charming villages which are nestled into the cliff side. Crovie is arguably the most picture perfect, while fans of the Scottish cult classic ‘Local Hero’ will recognise the famous red phone box in Pennan; the next village along the coast.

 the Best Scenery in Scotland | erdeenshire Coast

Who Intrepidus Outdoors Are?

Intrepidus Outdoors is an outdoor and adventure tourism company based in Edinburgh, Scotland. We specialise in hill walking days and expeditions, canyoning adventurescoasteering experiences and canoeing trips across Scotland. We deliver these adventures to stag and hen do’s, and adult groups visiting Edinburgh. At Intrepidus Outdoors we also like to provide interesting and informative blog articles about our experiences of our amazing capital city! if you like what you have read, follow us out on Facebook and YouTube. Also, have a look at our Trip Advisor to see what others have thought of their adventures with us!

Intrepidus Outdoors

Intrepidus Outdoors specialises in Outdoor Activites Edinburgh. We are a adventure tourism and outdoor education provider based in Edinburgh. We specialise in canyoning, coasteering, mountain biking and hill walking, and deliver these adventurous experiences across Scotland and the North of England. The experiences that we provide take clients into some of the most exquisite, incredible and extreme environments the UK has to offer.

Mission Statment :

To deliver the highest quality adventurous experiences to entertain, thrill and inspire.

Outdoor Activities Edinburgh & Scotland

Our values reflect those of a business started by a small group of rock climbers and mountain bikers. The experiences that we have had adventuring, and our passion for the outdoors, has led us to choose a lifestyle dedicated to sharing our love for the outdoors with others. The approach that we take to the experiences that we provide, and the business that we run, is that of sustainability, and an unapologetic quest for quality.

For us at Intrepidus Outdoors, we recognise that our experiences kayaking in clean rivers, surfing on unpolluted beaches and climbing frozen waterfalls have contributed to who we are as people. Therefore, protecting the planet so that the next generation of adventurers can have their own experiences, is hugely important for us. We believe that for people, communities and businesses to make the choice to minimise their impact on our planet, they must first value the planet that we have. We feel that the best way for people to value our blue planet, is to have first hand quality experiences in nature. They can then see the beauty of a forest, feel the power of an ocean and learn to love what is outside our towns and cities, so that they then fight to protect them. We strive to through the products that we deliver make a small difference to peoples understanding of the impact that they have on our world.

Our experiences adventuring have made us who we are and Intrepidus Outdoors is a reflection of us. We provide real adventurous experience that we hope you will cherish.

Adventure Activities Edinburgh & Scotland

There are cities where stuff is happening all year round and where you will never get bored. Edinburgh is undoubtedly one of these cities. It’s an extraordinary place, full of history, festivals, impressive architecture and plenty of attractions you won’t find anywhere else. Not to mention that we are located on the door step of so many amazing adventures and outdoor experiences.

We would like to introduce you to this extraordinary city, giving you a full range of possibilities that can be found north of the wall! Edinburgh has a huge dose of beautiful history, world-famous festivals, fantastic attractions, adrenaline fuled expereinces and great food. Edinburgh is calling you and you simply cannot refuse its invitation.

There are a many outdoor and adventurous experiences to be had in Edinburgh. If you are a thrill seeker visiting Edinburgh and interested in a canyoning, coasteering or mountain biking adventure in Scotland, Get In Touch!

Outdoor Adventures Scotland

It’s no secret that Scotland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. From the rural coastlines to vast mountain ranges, we have it all.

Whatever kind of experience you’re after you’re sure to find it here, so we’ve put together an adventurer’s guide to Scotland to help get you started. Our guide breaks down all the outdoor activities Edinburgh has to offer and many more adventures to keep you entertained on your holdiay.

To read more check out our adventures guide to Scotland [here]

Check out our Trip Advisor, Youtube channel, Visit Scotland page and blog to hear about how others found their outdoor adventure with Intrepidus outdoors and to see what we do!


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