Now that travel restrictions have been lifted we are finally free to leave our council area for the first time since Christmas.
While we still can’t stay anywhere overnight until later in April, we can at least go somewhere other than the local park for a walk, including Scotland’s dramatic and beautiful coastline.
Here are 10 coastal walks sure to have you reaching for your camera.
5. Dunnet Head
This 17km Dunnet Head coastal route in Caithness is not for the faint-hearted as much of it is close to vertical cliffs dropping down to the sea. It takes in the Dunnet Head Lighthouse, which is the northmost point of mainland Britain (not John o'Groats), and the pretty Loch of Bushta. Photo: Canva
6. Plockton to Duncraig
This 6.5km circular route takes you from Plockton, one of the Highlands' prettiest villages, around the peninsula it sits on, via the Victorian Duncraig Castle and views of mountains, islets and Loch Carron. Photo: Canva
7. Maidens to Dunure
This 11km stretch of the Ayrshire Coastal Route takes you between the harbours of Maidens and Dunure via the amazing 18th century Culzean Castle. There are also sandy beaches, lush farmland and sections of woodland. Photo: Canva
8. Prestonpans to North Berwick
This section of the John Muir Way, named after the Scotsman who founded the National Park movement, runs from Prestonpans to the resort town of North Berwick. The hefty 26km distance takes around 5 hours to complete and takes in the long beach of Seton Sands the picturesque village of Aberlady, Dirleton Castle and Yellowcraig Beach. Photo: Canva