Below are a selection of links which should help you to enjoy your walking:
For WEATHER INFORMATION before you set off (please note you will have to set the location to your chosen walking area):
BBC weather: free 5 day forecast for your local area
Metcheck: free 14 day forecast with a more detailed service available by subscription
For TIDAL INFORMATION before setting out on coastal walks:
BBC tide tables: free service giving 6 days tidal predictons
Admirality Easy Tide: free service giving 6 days tidal predicitons with a more detailed service available by subscription
For SELF-CATERING suggestions, try the Cottage Guide, the Holiday Cottages or Sykes Cottages for easy to use sites. If you are planning a visit to Highland Perthshire visit Dunalastair Holiday Houses for a good choice of accommodation in the heart of the county. If you are looking for BED & BREAKFAST in any part of the country, try the B and B Directory for suggestions.
TRAVEL INFORMATION for local areas are listed in each of our guides, for national rail information visit:
National Rail Enquiries for details of all train services.
Calmac provide details of all their ferry services to the west coast Scottish Islands on their easy to use website. In addition Arisaig Marine provide daily ferry services to Eigg, Muck and Rum from Arisaig, with the additional attraction of whalewatching detours if you are lucky! If you wish to visit Knoydart from Mallaig, visit Knoydart Ferry or Western Isles Cruises for details.
If you wish to fly, Hebridean Air Services offer air services from Oban to Coll, Tiree and Colonsay giving more walking options.
If you are planning to travel to Orkney visit Northlink’s site.
Some sites of interest on WALKING IN GENERAL:
Stalking: If you are planning to walk in the Scottish hills in late summer and Autumn, you may encounter deer stalking. SNH’s website page on Heading for the Scottish Hills is a good place to get information on stalking activity over much of the country. There is a useful map which you can use to find relevant stalking information before you set off.
Rights of Way and Heritage Paths in Scotland: If you are interested in Scotland’s Heritage Paths then the excellent website by ScotWays provides a wealth of information on these historic routes – their past uses and current condition. Visit Heritage Pathsfor more details. ScotWays themselves (the Scottish Rights of Way and Access Society) – play a vital role in maintaining and protecting all of Scotland’s rights of way. For details on how you can become involved visit the ScotWays website.
Scotland’s Long Distance Paths: For detailed guide books to Scotland’s Long Distance Footpaths and overseas walking, visit Rucksack Readers website.
For a GREAT GIFT IDEA or memento of your favourite mountain for yourself, visit Munros of Pitlochry’s new website to see their unique collection of t-shirts, with eye-catching designs, depicting mountains in Scotland and around the world.