Must-See Natural Attractions

Reflect, refresh and leave no trace
An ancient landscape, the Highlands of Scotland’s wild expanse is a treat for the senses with unforgettable mountains, lochs, seas and skies.

Glen Affric  

Whether walking, fishing, kayaking or just enjoying the natural environment, Glen Affric is considered by many to be one of Scotland’s bonniest areas.

Loch Achilty
With a spectacular view of Ben Wyvis, Loch Achilty’s charm is undeniable. Something of a hidden gem, the loch is popular with paddleboarders, kayakers and open-water swimmers.

Loch Moy
A short drive from Inverness, Loch Moy is a beautiful freshwater wonder. With a unique island, home to the ruins of Moy Castle – once the seat of the Chiefs of Clan Mackintosh, the loch has plenty to reward those who venture onto it.

Castle Stalker
Straight out of a fairy-tale, the famous four-storey Castle Stalker sits on a tidal islet on Loch Laich. Wholly unique, the location offers history and majesty in equal measure.

Lower Diabaig
Located in the northwest Highlands, Diabaig is renowned for its rocky, coastal landscape. A dip in the sea might be on the cold side, but it offers a sensational view looking back at the dramatic coastline. photo ©

Lower Glen Etive
Take a moment to soak in the sights and sounds of Lower Glen Etive. One of Scotland’s most striking locations, the lower portion of the glen offers a unique experience from the upper section. With slow-moving pools, a swim is an absolute must!

Higher Glen Etive
With thundering waterfalls, epic vistas and stunning scale, Higher Glen Etive is a must-see spot. Popular with two and four-legged visitors alike, the area offers spectacular views and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

 Sgurr na Stri

Arguably one of the best views in Scotland, the sights from Sgurr na Stri overlooking Loch Coruisk and the Cuillins is breathtaking.


The Witches Cauldron
Plunge into ancient pools and feel refreshed by cool spring water. Enjoy the calm of remote natural waterfalls and breathe in fresh forest air.

Loch Beinn
A MheadhoinFamed for perfectly smooth water, Loch Beinn A Mheadoin is a truly breath-taking destination. Take to the water and make your own waves in a stunning scene.

Plodda Falls
Visit a dramatic and captivating waterfall, with refreshing, cool water dropping 46m. A winter visit isn’t ideal for swimmers, but is a huge hit for fans of spectacle – the whole waterfall freezes!

Dog Falls
Located near Beauly, Dog Falls is the perfect spot for nature lovers to take a dip. Enjoy swimming under the falls, while surrounded by lush green woodland.

Dulsie Bridge
Soak in history and beauty with a trip to Dulsie Bridge. The pools under the ancient bridge are perfect for a quiet moment of reflection, or a refreshing change of temperature on a hot summer’s day!

Rha Burn & Faerie Glen

Make a splash in the idyllic pools and lose track of time in the delightful scenery. Take the plunge and feel re-energised by the natural area!

Randolph’s Leap
Steeped in history and mystery, Randolph’s Leap is a fantastic spot to visit. Whether reflecting on the woodland banks or taking to the water on a raft or kayak, visiting Randolph’s Leap is a must-do Highland experience!

Sgor Gaoith
offers one of the best views found anywhere. With a deep glen, loch and craggy outcrop breaking through its lush green and purple surface, Glen Feshie is a truly ancient place. Experience the magic of a landscape frozen in time. One of many Highland wonders in which to simultaneously lose and find yourself.

Palm Trees Plockton
Scotland is known for many things. The palm tree is not one of them. Surprise yourself with a trip to Plockton in summer to see the unique palm trees along the coast. You may even fancy a dip in the sea while you’re there!

Loch Ness
Needing no introduction, Loch Ness offers something for everyone. From brave open-water swimming journeys across the water to a dip on the shallow shores, a trip onto the water of Loch Ness is as refreshing as it is beautiful.

Calum’s Road
Visit the road single handedly built by one impatient Highlander. Fed up with waiting for improved infrastructure to come to Raasay, Calum MacLeod built his own road. Connecting Arnish to the rest of Raasay. One of Scotland’s lesser known, but most representative landmarks of a man who rolled up his sleeves and got stuck in.

Whaligoe Steps
Visit one of the most dramatic landscapes on earth. Stone steps lead down craggy cliffs to deliver a truly spectacular view. A thundering waterfall, the crash of waves, salty sea air. Just mind your footing…


Photo credits: 

Dulsie Bridge©@scottishlasslisa; Randolph’s Leap©Logie Steading