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Sleigh’s Top 5 – Scottish Walking Routes

Scottish Walking Routes

Scotland’s stunning scenery, fascinating history and diverse wildlife make it the ideal destination for your next long-distance walk. Take the time to see this country on foot, as you walk along dramatic sea-cliffs, snake through a mystical maze of woodland paths and climb up hills and mountains to obtain breath-taking views of Scotland.

Make Scotland your next walking holiday or include a wee trek within your extended trip – you won’t regret it!

West Highland Way:

The most popular long-distance walking route with visitors and locals alike, this 96 mile walk from Milngavie to Fort William, will take you through some of Scotland’s most stunning scenery. Let yourself feel inspired and amazed as you hike through the changing landscapes of the breath-taking Trossachs and dramatic Glencoe.

Southern Upland Way:

As the UK’s first official coast to coast route, walk in the footsteps of many before as you make your way from the Atlantic Ocean to the North Sea. The ideal combination of nature and history, this route offers some spectacular views as well as several ruined abbeys and castles.

John Muir Way:

A more modern route than many of the others, the John Muir way is a fascinating journey through Scotland’s heritage. As well as the usual breath-taking coastal and inland scenery, this route includes many sites of historical and cultural interest along the way; you will discover the Roman Antonine Wall, marvel at the Falkirk Wheel and explore Blackness Castle.

The Great Glen Way:

This 73 mile walking trail from Fort William to Inverness boats of fantastic views of some of Scotland’s famous lochs, including Loch Ness where you may even catch a glimpse of Nessie. The trail takes you through the natural mountain pass between the Northwest Highlands and the Grampian Mountains and truly showcases the rugged beauty of the Scottish Highlands.

Cape Wrath Trail:

If you fancy a challenge this Scottish route is the one for you. This challenging yet rewarding trail snakes its way through some of Scotland’s most breath-taking and remote landscapes, from Fort William to the northwestern tip of mainland Britain.

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