Scotland is a walker’s paradise, with a wide variety of walking for all ages and abilities.
Scotland may not have the tallest mountains in the world – our highest, Ben Nevis, is 1334m. There are 282 Munros (mountains over 914m / 3000ft) in Scotland.
There are numerous long-distance walks perfect for those with a keen sense of adventure. Taking several days to complete, it’s arguably the best way to see Scotland in greater detail.
The most famous long-distance walk in Scotland is the West Highland Way but there are numerous others. These are the most established:
154 kilometres / 96 miles
The West Highland Way snakes its way from Milngavie (on the edge of Glasgow) in Central Scotland to Fort William in the Highlands, passing through beautiful countryside and along the shore of Loch Lomond.
For more information please visit the West Highland Way section.
117 kilometres / 73 miles
The Great Glen Way starts where the West Highland Way finishes, Fort William. As its name suggest, it passes through the Great Glen along Loch Lochy, Loch Oich and Loch Ness to the capital of the Highlands, Inverness.
340 kilometres / 212 miles
The Southern Upland Way traverses the south of Scotland from Portpatrick on the south-west coast to Cockburnspath on the east coast, winding its way through the rolling peaks of the Southern Uplands.
105 kilometres / 65 miles
The Speyside Way follows the River Spey from Aviemore in the Cairngorms to the north coast of Morayshire where it discharges into the Moray Firth.
148 kilometres / 92 miles
The Rob Roy Way is an “unofficial” route – it isn’t sign-posted – which runs from Drymen to Pitlochry, taking walkers through areas associated with Rob Roy MacGregor.
103 kilometres / 64 miles
The Cateran Trail is different to the other long-distance routes in that it is circular, starting and finishing in Blairgowrie, passing through the glens of Perthshire and Angus.