Further information: nationalparks.gov.uk
woodland in Britain and many of Britain’s purest fishing rivers.
Golden eagles, peregrine falcons and osprey cruise its majestic peaks while roe deer, reindeer, mountain hare and red squirrels inhabit the woods and moorland. Other rare birds include crossbills and capercaillie, the largest species of grouse, with its dramatic fan-tailed mating display.
My experiences have all been based at Glenmore Lodge, the Scottish national training centre for outdoor activities, an institution that cannot be praised too highly. From here, the mountains, both in winter and in summer, are your oyster and, most importantly, you will always be in safe hands.