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Best walks in Scotland

Walking Ben Ledi (Download : PDF)
Ben Ledi
Distance9.42km Vertical gain+725m Vertical drop-723m Duration4h25 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Stirling - Stirling

A lovely Scottish summit in the Trossachs. Great for lovers of romantic landscapes and moderately sporty excursions.

Distance15.52km Vertical gain+27m Vertical drop-144m Duration4h30 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Highland - Highland

This walk lies within the Cairngorm National Park and visits the lochs and lochans that lie between Loch Morlich and the twon of Aviemore. The route offers a number of alternatives for the return to the start and provides an excellent walk if low cloud is limiting higher level walks in the mountains.

Distance19.04km Vertical gain+679m Vertical drop-676m Duration7h05 Difficult Difficult
DepartureDeparture in Eilean Siar - Eilean Siar

This circular walk on the Isle of Harris provides excellent walking through some wild country on good paths. There is a section of road walking.

Distance2.28km Vertical gain+88m Vertical drop-77m Duration0h50 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Highland - Highland

This Highland walk visits the most north-easterly point of mainland Britain. The coast around Duncansby Head is dramatic and full of bird-life in season.

Distance10.18km Vertical gain+220m Vertical drop-224m Duration3h25 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Dumfries and Galloway - Dumfries and Galloway

The Mull of Galloway is the southernmost point of Scotland. This walk follows the coastline for part of the route before heading inland to cross the peninsula. Today it is a nature reserve managed by the RSPB and you can see a wide variety of birdlife in season.

Distance8.06km Vertical gain+29m Vertical drop-28m Duration2h20 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Midlothian - Midlothian

Situated not far south from Edinburgh this walk follows lanes and tracks to complete a circuit of Gladhouse Reservoir. The reservoir is home to many bird species depending on the season.

Distance17.57km Vertical gain+883m Vertical drop-880m Duration7h05 Difficult Difficult
DepartureDeparture in Highland - Highland

This high mountain walk visits the second highest summit in Scotland - Ben Macdui. In addition the route visits some of the wild country surrounding this peak including the summit of Cairngorm. Do choose a good day to complete this walk as navigation can be difficult for inexperienced walkers.

Distance14.3km Vertical gain+562m Vertical drop-561m Duration5h25 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Scottish Borders - Scottish Borders

This walk in the Northumberland National Park follows the England-Scotland border fence and starts from Kirk Yetholm. The walk uses the Pennine Way to reach Black Hag. The return route follows an alternative route of the Pennine Way back to the start.

Distance13.04km Vertical gain+1351m Vertical drop-1266m Duration6h55 Difficult Difficult
DepartureDeparture in Highland - Highland

This walk in the mountains north of Fort William visits the summits of Aonach Mor and Aonach Beag, both of which exceed 4,000 feet above sea level. The views on a good day are stunning especially of Ben Nevis. The route contains plenty of ascent and you should remember that suitable clothing is essential so you can cope with rapid changes in weather. There are also snow cornices to be considered.

Distance8.88km Vertical gain+472m Vertical drop-466m Duration3h40 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Aberdeenshire - Aberdeenshire

This Aberdeenshire walk explores four summits on Bennachie. The route offers some excellent walking, wonderful views and the opportunity to visit an ancient hilltop fort of Mither Tap.

On the rooftop of Great Britain: Ben Nevis
Distance16.09km Vertical gain+1318m Vertical drop-1318m Duration7h45 Difficult Difficult
DepartureDeparture in Highland - Highland

Here is a magnificent peak held in high regard by our British friends, Ben Nevis. This summit, though in itself not very high relatively speaking, requires a significant climb in altitude because it starts almost at sea level. During the ascent, the views are breathtaking.

Glenmore Forest Park
Distance6.01km Vertical gain+91m Vertical drop-93m Duration1h55 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Highland - Highland

An easy, family-friendly walk in the Cairngorms National Park.

Walking Glen Affric (Download : PDF)
Glen Affric
Distance17.5km Vertical gain+163m Vertical drop-162m Duration5h25 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Highland - Highland

A nice trip around Loch Affric near Inverness. Not at all difficult and with some beautiful landscapes.

Elgol to Camasunary in the Cuillin
Distance14.82km Vertical gain+428m Vertical drop-432m Duration5h15 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Highland - Highland

A very nice hike along the water and mountains in the Cuillin.

The Bracklinn Falls in Callander
Distance5.33km Vertical gain+137m Vertical drop-130m Duration1h50 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Stirling - Stirling

This walk is very easy and can be enjoyed with family.

Distance8.43km Vertical gain+72m Vertical drop-72m Duration2h35 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Eilean Siar - Eilean Siar

This Outer Hebrides walk is a pleasant circular route around the Isle of Scalpay. Do be aware of rapidly changing weather conditions in this part of Scotland.

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