If you want to stretch your legs away from city life for a day - or even just an hour or two - you'll be spoilt for choice. Explore the Highlands' parks, rivers, lochs, mountains, islands, castles, glens and waterfalls and still get back in time for tea.
An inland sea
The broad expanse of Loch Lomond is right on Glasgow's doorstep. The loch itself is 24 miles long and the national park surrounding it covers 720 sq miles. It boasts more than 50 rivers as well as medieval castles, pretty villages, woodland glens and dozens of tiny islands.
Just a 50 minute train ride away, Scotland's second largest city is easily accessible for a day trip. As well as the famous Edinburgh festival, there's buzzing nightlife, an impressive castle and lots of gorgeous Georgian architecture.
On the road again
With stunning scenery and hills, cycling out from Glasgow is a breathtaking experience in more ways than one. If you prefer your own two feet, walking and climbing offer all the same benefits at a slower pace. To find out the best routes for you - some are much trickier than others - Visit Scotland has great advice for those who love the outdoors.