Immerse yourself in the great outdoors with some wonderful walks in Scotland
What better way to explore the natural beauty of your surroundings than on foot? Discover the picture-perfect scenery, unspoilt countryside and dramatic coastlines of Scotland with our useful walking guide.
Peppered with deep lochs, majestic mountain ranges, ancient forests and craggy coastlines, the astounding landscape of a Scotland walk offers an enchanting adventure to its visitors.
Walks in the Highlands
Stretching nearly 10,000 square miles, there’s an abundance of trails to be found in the Highlands, each promising mesmeric sights en-route. Traverse through uninhabited countryside along The West Highland Way or travel from coast to coast via the Great Glen Way, scaling Britain’s tallest mountain, Ben Nevis, at journeys end in Fort William. Discover the rich heritage of the Cairngorms National Park, or explore Glen Etive, famed as the background for James Bond’s Skyfall and Braveheart.
Walks in the Lowlands
The Southern Upland Way offers the best of both the coast and country, running 214 miles coast to coast from Portpatrick to Cockburnspath. A pit-stop can be made in the vibrant city of Edinburgh following a two-footed adventure through The Pentland Hills Regional Park. Follow the St Cuthbert’s Way through a mix of historic towns and landmarks along the Scottish Border toward coast of Northumberland via St Cuthbert’s Way.
In Scotland you’re sure to find a walk to suit all ages and abilities, with national parks, landscaped gardens and miles of glorious beaches waiting to be discovered. Brimming with accessible dog walks too, be sure to bring along any four-legged friends, so that they can enjoy the spectacular sights of Arthur’s Seat and Balmacara Estate.
Continue reading to reveal our favourite Scotland walks…