Five Best Places to Hike in Scotland
1. The Isle of Skye - This otherworldly, mysterious island on Scotland's west coast is a hiking wonderland. With amazing natural geographic features like the Quiraing, the Storr and the Fairy Pools, not to mention the stunning trip up Loch Coruisk (by foot or by boat) and through Glen Sligachan. We have tried to create trips to cover every beautiful inch of this island and you can check them all out here.
2. Glen Affric - Fighting off stiff competition from Glencoe, Glen Etive and Glentrool, to name but a few, Glen Affric is often cited as the most beautiful Glen in all of Scotland. It's mix of dramatic mountainous scenery, relative isolation and (thanks to being the heart of Scotland's rewilding project) native rainforest make it the perfect place to hike. Take yourself off to the Glen Affric Trail today.
3. Outer Hebrides - Scotland's Western Isles are an archipelago of interconnected islands that shelter the North of Scotland from the Atlantic Ocean. Such is the stark beauty of these islands that the Thai tourist board used one of the beaches on their ad campaign, masquerading as one in Thailand. The walking here is full of history, wide-open expanses and beaches that stretch forever. Have a look at the walking holidays in the Outer Hebrides we offer.
4. Ben Nevis - The highest peak in the UK is an obvious draw. People flock from around the country to summit the mighty Ben Nevis and soak in the spectacular views (unless the clouds have decided to hang around. Being at the end of the West Highland Way and the beginning of the Great Glen Way, Ben Nevis is easy to add into any itinerary. We also offer spectacular walks in Glen Nevis on our Highlands, Isle of Skye & Edinburgh Drive and Hike.
5. Loch Lomond National Park - Even when you live in Glasgow, Scotland's biggest city, you can immerse yourself in nature very quickly, by heading up to the spectacular Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. This getaway is full of walking potential, with Ben Lomond (for amazing views) Conic hill (for just as amazing views with less effort) the Trossachs Trail and of course, the West Highland Way runs up the Bonnie Bonnie banks of Loch Lomond.