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Scotland's Great Trails

A long-established destination for walking of all kinds, and with a "right to roam" philosophy Scotland is the perfect place for a walking holiday. Scotland's Great Trails are a collection of managed national trails which are clearly way-marked, mostly off-road, and offer a range of services along the way. 

The famous West Highland Way and Great Glen Way are quite deservedly two of the most well-known of Scotland's Great Trails. However, there are many other options. From the off-the-beaten-path Arran Coastal Way which leads you around "Scotland in Minature", to the sweeping coastlines and idyllic fishing villages of the Fife Coastal Path. If you are interested in learning more about Scotland's rich and colourful history, the Rob Roy Way takes you through the Trossachs, stamping ground of the infamous outlaw, Rob Roy McGregor on the edge of the Highlands. Or the St Cuthbert's Way is Scotland's very own pilgrimage route, leading you from Holy Island through the borders all the way to Northumberland. 

Whichever of Scotland's Great Trails you choose, you can be sure of an incredibly rewarding experience walking through some of Scotland's loveliest landscapes!

  • West Highland Way Video Diary

    Dan, our resident wildlife expert, took to the West Highland Way and recorded his whole journey.  This video shows you the full route, from the starting point in Milngavie, through all the points of interest, to the finish in Fort William.  Dan points out some interesting things along the route that you shouldnt miss, but this is not a video laden with spoilers.  Every journey on the West Highland Way is different, dictated by the weather, the people you meet and the chance encounters with wildlife (human and otherwise!) Get a taste of what is in store on the West Highland Way with Dan.  

  • Walking in the Great Glen Way

    This video was made by Ewan, one of our Great Glen Way experts who embarked on this classic walk himself a few years ago. He shows that this route is very well-waymarked and not too strenuous, so that the majority of fit people can acccomplish it. With lochside walking and magificent views over the Scottish Highlands, this long-distance trail is memorable in many ways. From the exploration of Scotland's turbulent history at Urquhart Castle, to spotting "Nessie", the mythical monster, you are sure to relish this experience.

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