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Running in Scotland in May

Thinking of a run in Scotland and perhaps beyond in May ? Visit Scotland informs us that you can expect average maximum temperatures to range from approximately 7C (45F) to 13C (55F) during the months of March, April and May.

May is the month where the bluebells are out in force all over Scotland and on a sunny morning they can be rather stunning.

In a normal non-COVID year we start to see the big surge in races across Scotland. Edinburgh and Stirling marathons are usually in May and there is a host of smaller runs..

Click on the image to open a higher resolution version. If the image is part of a documented route then a link will be given to the detail of that route.

Loch Earn
Reflections on Loch Earn
Looking across a mirror flat Loch Earn on a lovely May morning.
The Cobbler
The Cobbler
The Cobbler up above the clouds. A tough run this one but if you get the weather it is brilliant.
The Firmounth way
Mist on the Firmounth
Up in Aberdeenshire the Firmounth route is an old favourite of ours. However, sometimes the weather ruins the views.
Loch Lomond
Water at Loch Lomond
Shore at Rowerdennan. Back at the loch side after the run up and down Ben Lomond. Another hard run that is so rewarding.
Brae in Shetland
Shetland running
A short running route on small roads on Shetland. This route not on the site yet.
Stirling Riverside
Running along the riverside in Stirling
Another part of a route not on the site yet. This is the Riverside at Stirling which is a lovely part for a short run, but we are still working on a recommended route.
Loch Ard short cut
A run in the trees
This picture is from a shortcut on the Loch Ard forest run and we haven't documented it on the site. Small path at around 11 that is rather nice to run on.
Stirling bluebells
Bluebells in the wood
Bluebells in the woods. This time in Stirling at the woods at the back of the university. No run linked to this currently.
The Cobbler
Descent from the Cobbler
The path coming down off the Cobbler. Of course you could use this route for a simpler run up and take the same way back.
Aberfoyle bluebells
Bluebells near Aberfoyle
More bluebells and this time they are from the Loch Ard loop via Uamh Mhor. Pictures never seem to do them justice.
Ben Lomond bluebells
Looking out at Loch Lomond
Bluebells just past their best overlooking Loch Lomond. This from the Ben Lomond route.
High on Ben Lomond
View from near top od Ben Lomond
The main path on Ben Lomond which we took on the return. Can of course be used for a simpler climb
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