The Scottish Highlands is the rugged northern and north-western portion of Scotland, one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom. This is the Scotland conjured up by visions of tartan, kilts, Bonnie Prince Charlie and all.
Cities and Towns
The Scottish Highlands contains the United Kingdom's most extensive wilderness areas, some of which have been proclaimed as National Parks:
Many of the roads, especially in the more remote areas of the North West are single track with passing places. Driving there is a pleasure.
Hitchhiking is a good way to get around in the Highlands, but has two significant downsides. First, the road network is quite sparse in places. Also, many of the country roads that do exist have very low traffic density.
Try hiking one of the long distance footpaths that cross the Highlands:
Try cycling the highlands, especially:
Hike in the Torridon mountains.
The Cairngorms National Park - located within the heart of the Grampian Mountains