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The Bracklinn Falls in Callander
Distance3.31mi Vertical gain+449ft Vertical drop-427ft Duration1h50 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Stirling

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

Walking Old Man of Storr (Download : PDF)
Old Man of Storr
Distance2.56mi Vertical gain+1063ft Vertical drop-1056ft Duration1h55 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Highland

A very short, easy walk to do late afternoon (when most walkers have come back down off the mountain) so you can enjoy the silence and evening light.

The Table and the Needle at the Quiraing
Distance3.92mi Vertical gain+1132ft Vertical drop-1122ft Duration2h35 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Highland

The Quiraing combines both majestic mountains and the mysteries of the Isle of Skye. The landscapes are magnificent.

Distance8.88mi Vertical gain+1844ft Vertical drop-1841ft Duration5h25 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in 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.

Walking Ben Ledi (Download : PDF)
Ben Ledi
Distance5.85mi Vertical gain+2379ft Vertical drop-2372ft Duration4h25 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Stirling

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

Distance1.42mi Vertical gain+289ft Vertical drop-253ft Duration0h50 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in 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.

Distance11.83mi Vertical gain+2228ft Vertical drop-2218ft Duration7h05 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in 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.

Distance9.64mi Vertical gain+89ft Vertical drop-472ft Duration4h30 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in 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.

Distance5.24mi Vertical gain+236ft Vertical drop-236ft Duration2h35 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in 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.

Walking The Fairy Pools (Download : PDF)
The Fairy Pools
Distance4.14mi Vertical gain+1001ft Vertical drop-1001ft Duration2h40 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Highland

A short walk around the Fairy Pools, so you can see them from close up, followed by a tranquil walk in the valley, away from the crowds.

Distance6.33mi Vertical gain+722ft Vertical drop-735ft Duration3h25 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in 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.

Distance5.01mi Vertical gain+95ft Vertical drop-92ft Duration2h20 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in 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.

Distance10.92mi Vertical gain+2897ft Vertical drop-2887ft Duration7h05 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in 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.

Distance8.1mi Vertical gain+4432ft Vertical drop-4154ft Duration6h55 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in 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.

Distance5.52mi Vertical gain+1549ft Vertical drop-1529ft Duration3h40 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in 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
Distance10mi Vertical gain+4324ft Vertical drop-4324ft Duration7h45 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in 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
Distance3.73mi Vertical gain+299ft Vertical drop-305ft Duration1h55 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Highland

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

Walking Glen Affric (Download : PDF)
Glen Affric
Distance10.87mi Vertical gain+535ft Vertical drop-531ft Duration5h25 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Highland

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

Elgol to Camasunary in the Cuillin
Distance9.21mi Vertical gain+1404ft Vertical drop-1417ft Duration5h15 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Highland

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

Coire Lagan in the Cuillins
Distance4.06mi Vertical gain+1916ft Vertical drop-1916ft Duration3h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Highland

A superb walk in the Cuillins, with breathtaking views of the sea and a charming little Loch at the end.
The only challenging part is the end of the climb, where you need to climb up some scree for the last 300 metres.