Walks described here by: Scotland's Great Trails

Category Scotland
Visits to the Website1049
Overview

'Formerly known as Long Distance Routes, Scotland's Great Trails are nationally promoted trails for people-powered journeys. Each is distinctively waymarked, largely off-road and has a range of visitor services. With each trail being at least 25 miles in length, all are suitable for multi-day journeys as well as day trips.'

Walks described here by
See also

Discover Scotland's Great Trails [Scottish Natural Heritage]

Views of 'Full' Record1467
Category Dumfriesshire
Visits to the Website793
Distance (miles)55
Starting fromMoffat
Overview

'Long-distance walking route following the river Annan from source to sea ... The Annandale Way has been designed to be achievable in 4 to 5 days, with overnight stops envisaged in small market towns and villages: Moffat; Johnstonebridge / Annandale Estate; Lochmaben or Lockerbie and Annan. There is also the option of doing a shorter 2 or 3 day circuit or day walks by using local public transport.'

Description from

Sulwath Connections Landscape Partnership

Walks described here by
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1724
Category South Ayrshire
Visits to the Website1002
Distance (miles)100
Starting fromGlenapp Kirk
Overview

'The Ayrshire Coastal Path from Glenapp to Skelmorlie runs 100 miles along one of the finest panoramic coastlines in the British Isles. Crowned with a superb backdrop of the ever-changing profile of the mountains of Arran across the Firth of Clyde, this coastline is steeped in history and teeming with wildlife.'

Description from

Ayr Rotary Coastal Path Group

Walks described here by
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1780
Category Berwickshire
Visits to the Website1008
Distance (miles)30
Starting fromCockburnspath
Overview

'Stretching for some 48km from Cockburnspath in the north down to the English Border and Berwick-upon-Tweed, the Berwickshire Coastal Path provides some superb walking. The northern end of the route links up with the Southern Upland Way, whilst the John Muir Way which continues round the coastline of East Lothian is accessible via a short link.'

Description from

Walkhighlands

Walks described here by
Nearby
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1539
Category Roxburghshire
Visits to the Website610
Distance (miles)65
Starting fromKelso
Overview

'Circular walk in the heart of the Scottish Borders, full of attractive countryside passing by four 12th Century Abbeys and through several Border Towns.'

Description from

Walking Support

Walks described here by
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1416
Category Perthshire
Visits to the Website1017
Distance (miles)64
Starting fromBlairgowrie
Overview

'Fully waymarked walk of 64 miles (103 km) that lies at the heart of Scotland, approximately 1 ½ hours north of Edinburgh. The Trail takes its name from the feared cattle thieves who raided the rich lands of Strathardle, Glenshee and Glen Isla.'

Walks described here by
Nearby
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1871
Category City of Glasgow
Visits to the Website971
Distance (miles)40
Starting fromPartick Railway Station
Overview

'Takes you on a 65km/40 mile journey, Glasgow City Centre to the World Heritage Site of New Lanark, passing through spectacular scenery and many interesting and important sites which offer insights into the rich cultural, natural and industrial heritage of the Clyde Valley'

Description from

South Lanarkshire Council

Walks described here by
See also

Clyde Walkway [Wikipedia]

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1509
Category West Lothian
Visits to the Website655
Distance (miles)52
Starting fromOn the A70 near Harperrig Reservoir
Overview

'Drove road ... over the Cauldstane Slap - the pass over the Pentland Hills - through West Linton to Peebles and Traquair, and onward via the Yarrow Valley to Hawick ... Developed specifically for multi-use, and having benefitted from significant capital investment to address drainage issues, install new bridges, and to create new path links to avoid boggy sections of track or other problems.'

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Nearby
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1650
Category Morayshire
Visits to the Website1052
Distance (miles)24
Starting fromForres
Overview

'Links the historic towns of Forres and Grantown-on-Spey. The total distance from the centres is 24 miles (38km), of which 22 miles (35 km) are in open countryside. Almost all of the route follows the old Highland Railway line and is off road and safe from traffic ... On a clear day as you cross Dava moor you are rewarded with views to the north over the shire counties of Nairn, Inverness, Moray, Ross & Cromarty, and Sutherland whilst to the south the Cromdale Hills and the Cairngorm Mountains dominate the skyline.'

Description from

The Dava Way Association

Walks described here by
Nearby
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1469
Category Fife
Visits to the Website770
Distance (miles)117
Starting fromNorth Queensferry
Overview

'Runs from the Forth Estuary in the south, to the Tay Estuary in the north and stretches for 117 miles. The path is clearly waymarked and offers a range of walking experiences from the easy and level, to the wild and demanding.'

Walks described here by
Nearby
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record2061
Category Aberdeenshire
Visits to the Website1042
Distance (miles)53
Starting fromDyce
Overview

'The pathway uses the former railway line linking from Dyce, on the edge of Aberdeen in the south, to the village of Maud where it splits into two routes; eastwards to Peterhead and northwards to Fraserburgh.'

Description from

Aberdeenshire Council

Walks described here by
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1555
Visits to the Website1120
Distance (miles)63
Starting fromBowling
Overview

'National Lottery funds were used to regenerate both the Forth & Clyde and Union canals as part of the Millennium celebrations in 2000 and the Falkirk Wheel, a unique boat lift, was completed in 2002 to provide a link between the two canals and allow boats to travel from the Clyde or Glasgow to Edinburgh. The towpaths of the two canals make possible a straightforward walking route between Bowling on the Clyde west of Glasgow, and Lochrin Basin in Edinburgh.'

Description from

Walkhighlands

Walks described here by
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1557
Category Inverness-shire
Visits to the Website674
Distance (miles)79
Starting fromFort William
Overview

'Spans 79 miles/127km between Fort William and Inverness, can be walked in 5-6 days, staying overnight in the various communities within the Glen.'

Description from

OutdoorHighlands.co.uk

Walks described here by
See also

Great Glen Way [Highland Council]

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1856
Category East Lothian
Navigate the Website>>> John Muir Way [PDFs]
Visits to the Website1012
Distance (miles)134
Starting fromFisherrow
Overview

'It is now possible to walk the length of the East Lothian coast, almost 73km from Edinburgh to the Borders, leaflets are available ... with the route broken down into shorter sections, with opportunities to link into other paths and circular walks along the coast. The routes now form part of the long distance walking and cycling route of the John Muir Way which stretches 134 miles or 215km across Scotland's heartland, running between Dunbar and Helensburgh in the west.'

Description from

East Lothian Council

Walks described here by
See also

The John Muir Way [Scottish Natural Heritage]

Nearby
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1652
Category Argyllshire
Visits to the Website954
Distance (miles)89
Starting fromTarbert
Overview

'Tarbert to Southend across the stunning Kintyre Peninsula.'

Description from

Long & Winding Way Company Ltd

Walks described here by
Nearby
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1469
Category Morayshire
Visits to the Website986
Distance (miles)50
Starting fromForres
Overview

'The coastline and settlements of Moray are linked by a waymarked coastal trail of approximately 50 miles from Forres to Findhorn, Cullen and all the places between.'

Description from

Morayways

Walks described here by
Nearby
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1387
Category Wigtownshire
Visits to the Website668
Distance (miles)35
Starting fromMull of Galloway
Overview

'Runs from the Mull to Stranraer and continues north as the Loch Ryan Coastal Path for a total distance of 35 miles to Glenapp in South Ayrshire where it links with the Ayrshire Coastal Path.'

Description from

Rotary Club of Stranraer

Walks described here by
Nearby
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1269
Category East Ayrshire
Visits to the Website737
Distance (miles)44
Starting fromGlenbuck Loch
Overview

'East Ayrshire ... just waiting to be enjoyed! Experience Ayrshire’s most varied and beautiful countryside, enjoy relaxing accommodation, welcoming pubs and award winning restaurants.' ALERT Website Link changed from original.

Description from

East Ayrshire Leisure

Walks described here by
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1402
Category Stirling
Visits to the Website961
Distance (miles)94
Starting fromDrymen
Overview

'A seven day walk across the Southern Highland of Scotland taking in some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK. Starting from Drymen on the West Highland Way it goes north east to finish in Pitlochry.'

Description from

Walking Support

Walks described here by
Nearby
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1400
Category Dumfriesshire
Visits to the Website816
Distance (miles)52
Starting fromForest of Ae
Overview

'Follows old Roman roads, forest tracks, drove roads and short sections of quiet lane through the heart of notorious Reivers country, providing enjoyable walking, cycling and riding through the Southern Uplands.  It is mainly through sheltered woodland and forestry, with some sections through more open farmland.'

Walks described here by
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record2147
Category Wigtownshire
Visits to the Website878
Distance (miles)210
Starting fromPortpatrick
Overview

'Scotland's coast to coast route: Portpatrick to Cockburnspath.'

Description from

Dumfries & Galloway Council

Walks described here by
See also

Southern Upland Way [Rambling Man]

Nearby
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1287
Category Morayshire
Visits to the Website995
Distance (miles)65
Starting fromBuckie
Overview

'Runs from Buckie on the shore of the Moray Firth coast of NE Scotland, south westwards to Aviemore on the edge of the Cairngorm Mountains, a distance of approximately 65 miles. There is also a 15 mile spur to Tomintoul.'

Walks described here by
Nearby
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1593
Category Roxburghshire
Visits to the Website1308
Distance (miles)63
Starting fromMelrose
Overview

'Bridging the national border between Scotland and England, this inspiring 100km (62.5 miles) cross-border route links Melrose in the Scottish Borders, where St. Cuthbert started his religious life in 650AD, with Holy Island off the Northumberland Coast, his eventual resting place and his original pilgrimage shrine.'

Description from

Ron Shaw

Walks described here by
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1496
Category Argyllshire
Visits to the Website1227
Distance (miles)34
Starting fromBalloch
Overview

'Gentle pastoral landscapes around Balloch are gradually replaced by the scenic drama of mountain, crag and loch as the the Three Lochs Way crosses the Highland Boundary Fault and heads towards the mountains of the Southern Highlands.'

Walks described here by
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1400
Visits to the Website888
Distance (miles)96
Starting fromMilngavie
Overview

'Starts at Milngavie passes through Mugdock Country Park, follows the shores of Loch Lomond, passing Ben Lomond, through Glen Falloch and Strathfillan, crossing Rannoch Moor, past Buachaille Etive Mor to the head of Glencoe, climbing the Devil’s Staircase, descending to sea level to cross the River Leven at the head of Loch Leven before entering Lairigmor and Glen Nevis and finishes at Gordon Square in Fort William.'

Walks described here by
See also

NOT the West Highland Way Ronald Turnbull (Cicerone, 2010)

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1655
Category Buteshire
Visits to the Website919
Distance (miles)30
Starting fromKilchattan Bay, Isle of Bute
Overview

'The route is waymarked, running the complete length of the Island of Bute for around 40 kilometres. It crosses a varied landscape, with a fascinating stretch of coastline, beaches, rich farmland, moors, forests and fine views of Arran and the Cowal peninsula.'

Description from

Walkhighlands

Walks described here by
Nearby
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1138

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