Activities in September

September is a great time to experience the outdoors because the seasons start to change and trees begin turning to autumnal shades of red, gold and brown. 

Why not walk all or part of a Scotland’s Great Trail during your stay? These are scenic long-distance routes, including the West Highland Way, Great Glen Way, the Moray Coastal Trail and the Fife Coastal Path.

Look out for autumn walking festivals which offer a range of guided walks and experiences to enjoy with fellow walkers. Events include Cowalfest in Argyll, the Drover's Tryst Walking Festival in Perthshire and The Scottish Borders Walking Festival.

Good walking routes to try include:

Lady Mary’s Walk, Crieff, Perthshire
Lady Mary Murray loved this walk which starts at the Turret Burn and continues along the banks of the River Earn. A stunning sight in autumn is the 1500m walk through an avenue of beech trees.

Glen Dubh Forest Walk, Barcaldine, Argyll & The Isles
This way-marked trail follows a wooded gorge to Loch Creran which is a sea loch. On the return route there are exceptional views across the sea to islands and the mountains of Morven.

Ben Nevis, Lochaber, The Highlands
Climbing Britain’s tallest mountain is a navigational challenge for seasoned walkers. There are two routes up the mountain, which is one of Scotland’s 282 Munros. Munros are mountains which are over 3000 ft (914.4 m) and climbing them is known as ‘Munro bagging’.