- Beinn (bheinn, ben, ven, vain) – a name for hills, particularly big ones.
- Càrn (càirn, chàrn, chàirn, chùirn) – a heap of stones or a stony hill
- Stùc (stùchd) – a sharp peak
- Mòr (mhòr, mhòir, more) – great
- Gleann (ghleann, ghlinn, ghlinne, glen) – valley
- sràth (strath) – wider, fertile valley
- Munro – a mountain in Scotland over 3000ft. Once you’ve scaled, or “bagged”, all 282 of them you can call yourself a “Munroist”
- Corbett – any of the 222 hills in Scotland between 2,500 and 3,000ft with a 500ft drop between them
- Graham – hills between 2,000 and 2,499ft with a 500ft drop between them
- Donald – hills between 2,000 and 2,999ft situated south of the Highland fault boundary. Some Donalds are also Corbetts or Grahams!
Here in Perthshire, we often see four seasons in one day, but whether it’s blissfully balmy or “blowin’ a hoolie”, walking is one of the best ways to explore the dramatic local landscape. From romantic rambles and sunrise saunters to mountain meanders and hardcore hikes, there are hundreds of trails on our doorstep that showcase Scotland’s wild natural beauty and offer the chance to blow away the cobwebs, enjoy a family adventure and gain a feeling of pure escape.
Tuck a Gleneagles picnic in your rucksack and head out to the best view points in Perthshire, and get back to the hotel in time for your Spa appointment to soothe those tired legs or your decadent refuelling dinner in The Strathearn.
Here are our top five recommended self guided walks ranging from easy ambles to challenging climbs in stunning locations near the hotel:
1. Westerley Wander, Gleneagles