(cross posted for those who visit another forum...) We are building our itinerary, and would like a day to take advantage of the countryside beauty. Our 'base camps' will be Inverness, Edinburgh or Glasgow. We'll probably have more time than we need in Inverness, so will likely take our day hike from there, but the itinerary is not yet set, so the other starting points are equally valid.
Are there any destinations we can travel to/from via bus (or train), over a single day including hike time? Ideally we would love about 4 hours to hike, and another hour or 2 in a nearby small town, with the remaining time spent getting to/from our destination. What would be your favorites? We will be signing up for an organized day tour of Skye from Inverness, and another of Glencoe/etc. from Glasgow. But we're assuming those will be primarily guided, with most time spent on the bus. We're looking for something informal to do on our own outside the 3 cities, but will not have a car. Thanks!