The north Highlands delivers scenery on a grand scale. There are the striking peaks of Suilven, Canisp and Stac Pollaidh, as well as Ben Hope, Scotland’s most northerly Munro. Also in the north Highlands is Britain’s highest waterfall, Eas a’ Chual Aluinn, while the sea cliffs around Cape Wrath are the highest on the Scottish mainland.
Wherever you look in the Highlands, the landscape is spectacular. Lochaber has some of Scotland’s finest mountain scenery, the undoubted highlight being Glen Coe. The Great Glen Way runs parallel to the Caledonian Canal, one of the great waterways of the world. Loch Ness needs little introduction and Glen Affric is regarded as one of Scotland’s most beautiful glens.
The Cairngorms National Park is Britain’s largest National Park and the Ardnamurchan Peninsula is an untouched wilderness. Skye has the famous Cuillin hills and the Trotternish Ridge, 20 miles of bizarre rock formations marked at the start by the Old Man of Storr, an extraordinary rock pinnacle, and also featuing the extraordinary Quiraing.
The Highlands is also blessed with numerous sublime beaches including Sandwood Bay, Achmelvich and the Sands of Morar made famous by the classic movie Local Hero.