When you think of Scottish adventures, you probably think of triumphantly reaching the top of Ben Nevis, or hiking through the rugged hills and scenic valleys of Glencoe.

And those are undoubtedly some of the most enduring images of Scotland’s dramatic scenery, but you don’t have to travel hours into the wilderness to find a quintessentially Scottish adventure – every city has a taste of the wilds waiting for you in its bounds. For every distant Munro, there’s an enduring wild space hiding among the brick and glass environments of our cities. With this list, we’ll be recommending five of our favourite adventures within Scotland’s biggest cities.