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Glen Coe Glencoe
#1 of 180 Nature & Parks in Scottish Highlands
I adore Scotland, it's my top choice of holiday destination every time - the beauty and variety of its nature and wildlife is just stunning.. We've seen many beautiful views and we've been to some spectacular loca...
Winter, spring, summer autumn , doesnt matter when you go, its always impressive , its a grand bit of scenery, and plenty of places to park,.
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#2 of 180 Nature & Parks in Scottish Highlands
Beautiful nature reserve, very welcoming atmosphere with wonderful and passionate staff (Dave and Stuart, you really made our day!), amazing views and cutest pigs ever.
A big thank you to Stewart and David who made our visit unforgettable :) They are passionated by the nature, the environnement and explained to us everything we needed to know.
Durness Beach Durness
#3 of 180 Nature & Parks in Scottish Highlands
There's a good car park and some great shops.
The we went there was a wedding on a beach so it was difficult to find a car park, but the beach itself is fantastic
Oldshoremore Beach Kinlochbervie
#4 of 180 Nature & Parks in Scottish Highlands
Well worth the detour from the North Coast 500, with public toilet facilities and car park within 100 yards of the beach it's easily a place you could pass an hour or two as the views are stunning.
A lovely sandy beach just a short walk and a few steps from the car park.
Glen Etive Glencoe Village
#5 of 180 Nature & Parks in Scottish Highlands
Magnificent drive through this mountainous Glen to the end of the road which has a car park and opens out into a breathtaking vista of Loch Etive.
This spot is a favourite amongst nature lovers so it can seem busy at times with two or three cars in the car park, however, there is plenty of space there so it is easy to wander and find your own little space of...
Achmelvich Beach Lochinver
#6 of 180 Nature & Parks in Scottish Highlands
Stunning, stunning, stunning... White sandy beaches, quiet and on the day we went, we had sunshine, a great place to park up and enjoy the scenery!
Good car park and a lovely walk over the top of the cliffs to a couple of quiet small beaches in coves.
Sandwood Bay Kinlochbervie
#7 of 180 Nature & Parks in Scottish Highlands
Excellent path from car park to beach, passes lochans with sandy beaches, highland cows with calves, wild orchids, it was just beautiful- then....the beach.
I loved everything about this place, from the drive past little houses with great scenery, and stunning beaches, to park and start the hour and a half walk to get to this magnificent beach along a well maintained...
Steall Waterfall Fort William
#8 of 180 Nature & Parks in Scottish Highlands
Challenging 40 minute walk - a lot of climbing and occasional scrambling - from very busy car park brings you to wonderful open meadows, looking across to waterfall and interesting optional challenging high wire b...
Fantastic place to visit great views and a great hike to get there,car parking at the top car park can be a challenge,the rope bridge is a must try for a laugh
Sango Bay Durness
#9 of 180 Nature & Parks in Scottish Highlands
Take away coffee, sandwich and cakes from Mather's shop at the beach car park proved to be the perfect picnic on a picturesque beach.
#10 of 180 Nature & Parks in Scottish Highlands
We took a nature walk to the loch with the rangers pointing out flora and fauna, learned about the history and mission of the field centre and enjoyed a delicious lunch.
I stayed in rustic,comfortable en suite log cabin in the grounds of the estate, you really felt close to nature.
Glencoe Lochan Glencoe Village
#11 of 180 Nature & Parks in Scottish Highlands
Great for a gentle stroll to admire the nature and serenity of the lake.
You can do an easy mile walk around the lake, stop to picnic or enjoy the scenery from one of several benches, or take more challenging 1 mile paths that lead away from the lake and eventually back to the car park.
Lost Valley Trail Glencoe Village
#12 of 180 Nature & Parks in Scottish Highlands
The reward is a beautiful piece of nature, from the small river that you walk along most of the time (and through, once) to the lost valley itself: a sheltered, magical place.
The path is easy to follow - park in the large car park half way up the glen and head from there down towards the floor of the glen, heading north/towards Glasgow, and cross the bridge over the gorge.
Loch Morlich Aviemore
#13 of 180 Nature & Parks in Scottish Highlands
Ample parking options along the road and in the numerous car parks, a peaceful, easy walk with stunning 360o views of the cairngorms...
Leave car in car park & head for the beach - walk as far as you want along the edge of the loch - views magnificent of the Cairngorms - good made up path through the woods too.
Loch an Eilein Aviemore
#14 of 180 Nature & Parks in Scottish Highlands
We chose to walk clockwise around the loch, completing our trek at the Nature Center, where we rested and enjoyed tea and coffee, at an outside picnic table, before walking back to Aviemore.
Small charge to park, beautiful walk around loch, lots of opportunities for great scenic pictures, nice for picnics and dog walks.
Balnakeil Beach Durness
#15 of 180 Nature & Parks in Scottish Highlands
You can park at the beach and then walk three miles across two beaches and endless dunes, with sea and cliff views, right up to Faraidh Head.
If you park in Durness Golf Club car park you will have a wonderful sea view when you awake.
Ben Nevis Fort William
#16 of 180 Nature & Parks in Scottish Highlands
so lets begin with the basics - what is at ben nevis well if breathtaking views walks a plenty from the glen waterfalls, rivers and forests down below in its park and around its credible visitor center whom is sta...
Lovely morning view from the car park very nice view of the mountain and nice visitors centre and a lovely meandering river.
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#17 of 180 Nature & Parks in Scottish Highlands
Gorgeous white sands, bright & clear blue water and amazing scenery - what more can you ask for?! There's poop bags provided on the car park for anyone with a dog - which made dodging it on the footpath from the c...
There is a small car park and a large sign for the beach !
Brora Beach Brora
#18 of 180 Nature & Parks in Scottish Highlands
Its just a short walk from the car park across the links to the beach and in summer it must be delightful.
The second beach is on the other side of the river and can be accessed from the beach car park in Lower Brora.
Cairngorms National Park Badenoch and Strathspey
#19 of 180 Nature & Parks in Scottish Highlands
... tent outdoors, the options are endless... there are lots of amazing things to do and see here in the heavenly Cairngorms National Park... We highly recommend you visit this wonderful scenic setting in Scotland...
Even though Mother Nature is waking from winter the checkered yellows and browns against the green conifers was a wonderful sight as we drove across the Cairngorms on a cloudy blustery day.
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Morar Beach Morar
#20 of 180 Nature & Parks in Scottish Highlands
A wonderful area you can explore and picnic in, with a car park close
We visited the Silver Sands of Morar and it was definitely nature at its best, the day was bright and sunny and the sands were shining all white.
Dornoch Beach Dornoch
#21 of 180 Nature & Parks in Scottish Highlands
This is a truly stunning beach with plenty of golden sand to walk along, and the bonus is the free car park by the beach, a short drive from Dornoch passed the Golf Course or a short walk from the town centre, but...
This is a lovely clean sandy beach.If you park at the beach car park you can walk along the beach to the left or the right.
#22 of 180 Nature & Parks in Scottish Highlands
The area is beautiful, the guides are knowledgeable and very thoughtful, its a wonderful day in nature with amazing animals.
Knowledgeable and passionate guide introduced us to a herd of 41 reindeer, after a hike, before which you need to drive 5mins from the visitor centre to the "sugar bowl car park".
Attadale Gardens Strathcarron
#23 of 180 Nature & Parks in Scottish Highlands
This is a garden maintained and presented very lovingly and I was at times blown away by the contrast between the intimate and beautiful "tamed" nature and the rugged, majestic landscape surrounding it.
It was a bright sunny day when we chose to visit the Attadale gardens, we found the gardens easily by following the Sat Nav postcode and the signs, a brief walk from the car park up to the garden entrance and we w...
Rothiemurchus Aviemore
#24 of 180 Nature & Parks in Scottish Highlands
Red deer feeding is a super experience, you meet the ranger in the car park, our ranger was Craig and you take a run with the ranger by Land Rover up to the deer farm where you can feed and walk amongst them.
My family and I have had a wonderful few days hiking, cycling, spotting nature and sightseeing around Rothiemurchus, and it has been a very great pleasure.
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Plodda Falls Tomich
#25 of 180 Nature & Parks in Scottish Highlands
You can then take the forest walks down the side of the waterfall (the spray is very refreshing!!!) and then off through the gorgeous forest on very gentle path back to the car park.
This whole area is preserved as one of Scotlands numerous and spectacular Nature Reserves and is well worth a visit.
Loch Maree Gairloch
#26 of 180 Nature & Parks in Scottish Highlands
With Slioch towering over the far side of the loch and Ben Eigh, the UK's first National Nature Reserve, behind us facing the loch, it's an incredible location.
What a delightful place and the nature park is free and full of surprises about local wildlife and the surrounding area.
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#27 of 180 Nature & Parks in Scottish Highlands
Great castle with good links to Queen Mother in an astounding location== lots of memorabilia on show and explained by the enthusiastic guides== good coffee shop on site ans great car park to sit and enjoy the view...
What a beautiful castle in a stunning location,overlooking the Pentland Firth,the views of the castle and the sea will leave you spellbound.The casle is open from 11am,and there is plenty of room to park the car,t...
#28 of 180 Nature & Parks in Scottish Highlands
But with a perfect mix of history, geography, local food, nature, and a physically challenging trek, this walk has it all.
The next day set I off to walk from Tyndrum to Bridge of Orchy, which was a walk in the park compared with the previous days' treks.
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Nairn Beach Nairn
#29 of 180 Nature & Parks in Scottish Highlands
Excellent beech long golden sand can walk for miles ,bordered by Culbin Forrest which offers good cycling and walking Easy to get to from harbour caravan park ,close to Nairn with good shops and restaurants.
Wonderful path along the seafront to the parks and tea rooms, also the beach has plenty stones and rock pools to explore and beautiful sandy beach
Rosemarkie Beach Rosemarkie
#30 of 180 Nature & Parks in Scottish Highlands
Great beach with excellent facilities at beach cafe with play park, tennis courts, coastal walk, showers and toilets.
There is also a sandy play park with a climbing web, a slide and some swings, and a lot of benches around- great for relaxing after the long walk.