Posted by Freddy Morton
The Caravan Club has joined various other organisations in urging caravanners to brave the cold weather this winter and take advantage of the opportunities available to get out and about.
Sustrans, the sustainable transport charity, is encouraging those on holiday in Scotland to take their bikes and see what Scotland has to offer.
The organisation has produced a map illustrating some of the best places to visit at this time of year including the Black Isle, Cromarty Firth and John O'Groats.
This year marks the 15th anniversary of the National Cycle Network (NCN), so there has never been a more perfect time to enjoy the wonderful scenery that Scotland has to offer.
Katherine Taylor, NCN development manager for Sustrans Scotland, said: "The map has got enough in it to help plan several holidays and many day trips."
There is also a Ramblers' campaign to keep the walking routes across the country open for years to come as Sustrans fears that some historic footpaths may be under threat from future funding cuts.
In other news, the National Trust has drawn up a guide showing ancient tree walks, where individuals can see some fascinating flora and fauna.