Walking is the law
You can't come to Scotland without packing your walking boots. It's against the law. Well, actually, the right to walk all over their varied landscape is enshrined in law, so even if they don't make you hike, it's rude not to really. Everywhere you go there are 'Walkers Welcome' signs. Even in the most chic of hotels you can turn up with your muddy boots and be welcomed with a whisky and a chat about your expedition. You do need to be prepared, however, as you can get four seasons in a day in Scotland.There are good guides galore in Scotland just waiting to share their expertise on walking routes around remote islands, or up rugged mountains.