walk that follows the footsteps of a legendary clansman, Rob Roy MacGregor. Scotland is undoubtedly home to some of the most sensational scenery and natural beauty the United Kingdom has to offer. The walks listed below are sure to get you out amongst the very best of it.
Beinn Alligin, Wester Ross
Head up to the top of Beinn Alligin, one of the Torridon giants, and soak up the incredible views of Loch a Bhealaich, the Isle of Skye, and Liathach. One of the easier ascents of the Munros in the area is the ramble up the Mountain of Beauty, which offers the best views.
North West Highlands
Head to the remote northwesterly corner of Scotland, which is almost untouched by civilisation. The area is home to wildly stunning mountains, and walks in the area include the chance to see the majestic peaks of Stac Pollaidh, Suliven, and Quinag, and the opportunity to visit Sandwood Bay.
The Rob Roy Way
This is a long distance The trail begins close to the shores of Loch Lomond and lands up in Pitlochry, totalling 92 miles. Along the way, you may like to visit Rob Roy’s resting place, Balquhidder.
Fife Coastal Path
This walk begins at North Queensferry, just to the north of Tay Bridge in Edinburgh. You can travel northwards along the Fife Coastal Path around the coastline, and through the small fishing villages and beautiful beaches, castles and prehistoric caves. Highlights include fish suppers in Anstruther and the ancient town of St Andrews.
The West Highland Way
Walking in the Scottish Highlands has got to include the Highland Walk. It covers some 96 miles from Milngavie to Fort William, where you can ramble along the banks of Loch Lomond, visit the famous Drovers Inn, and climb the challenging ‘Devil’s Staircase.’
Dun da Lamh and Black Wood
Forest and open hill paths, along with the remains of a Pictish fort, are to be looked forward to on this circuit route. You’ll also get to take in extensive views of the Spey Valley. This walk is ideal for beginners.
Loch Trool Trail
Tucked deep in Galloway Forest Park, the trail is a sight to behold and makes a complete circuit around the Park, so you get the chance to see it from every angle. It’s worth making a short detour to see Bruce’s stone, which was erected in commemoration of the battle fought and won in the area by Robert the Bruce.
Just six miles from the Scottish mainland, you will find the 70 islands of Orkney, an excellent destination for walking and wildlife spotting.
Speyside Way is one of the most classic long distance walks in the Scottish Highlands. The trail covers 65 miles right through the heart of malt whisky land, and the Cairngorms National Park. The trail loosely follows the River Spey through to Aviemore, and is one of the most enjoyable ways to visit a few distilleries.