A new survey by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) found going for a walk is the most popular pastime for people intent on enjoying the great outdoors.
The study found three-quarters of people say a simple stroll in the open air is their favourite way to spend time outside, with half of those saying they spent the time accompanied by family and friends.
And it is not just Scotland's hills and glens that are sought after – city centre parks are high on people's list of places to visit.
SNH said that while 49% of all outdoor recreation visits are to places in the countryside, an increasing proportion of visits are also being made to and within towns and cities, with parks a favourite destination.
Pete Rawcliffe, SNH's People and Places Unit manager, said: "It is encouraging to learn more people are enjoying green spaces in our towns and cities."