Take a trek through the Scottish Highlands where red deer and wildcats roam. Experience the thriving fishing industries, pretty villages and tight-knit coastal communities of the north-east coast or the remote, sickle-shaped beaches of the Outer Hebrides. Pull on your boots and walk alongside the tranquil waters of an inland loch to an isolated bothy or climb beside the tumbling falls of a wild mountain river.
You will find a more unassuming side to Scotland’s trails too, of quiet valleys and accessible foothills, making it the perfect walking retreat for all abilities.
Click on your favourite walk for full details of the route, including instructions and a map.
The Quiraing, Isle of Skye
A two-mile hike to the peak of the unique and breathtakingly dramatic Quiraing on the Isle of Skye. Map and route.
Ben Lomond, Argyll and Bute
A seven-mile walk to the summit of Ben Lomond, the most climbed peak of the Scottish Munros. Map and route.
Handa Island, Sutherland
Wrapped by brutish Atlantic swells and biting winds, this remote island off the west coast of Scotland makes for harsh living. But in spring, enduring these forces is one of north-west Europe’s largest seabird colonies. Route and map.
Steall Falls and the Nevis Gorge, Highland
A spectacular two-mile walk up Glen Nevis through gorges and meadows to the epic Steall Falls. Map and route.
River Braan, Perthshire
Follow the white water of Scotland’s River Braan through a fabled woodland of giant Douglas firs, fairy-tale bridges and an ancient oak immortalised by Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Route and map.
Loch Katrine, Stirlingshire
Enjoy a tranquil five-mile stroll around a Scottish loch in the beautiful Loch Lomond and the Trossacks National Park. Map and route.
Glen Coe, Argyll and Bute
A beautiful 4.5-mile mountain walk tucked away in the glorious glens of the Scottish Highlands. Map and route.
Isle of Staffa, Argyll and Bute
A remote walk on the remarkable Staffa – a island of basalt rockforms, puffins and blissful isolation. This one-mile ramble is perfect for artists, nature lovers and those with a strong sea belly. Map and Route.
Glen Affric, Highland
An 11-mile hike around the shores of Glen Affric, the Highland’s most beautiful glen. Map and route.
Glenmore Forest Park, Cairngorms, Highland
A beautiful six-mile walk through the Cairngorms National Park, perfect for wildlife spotting and amazing Highland views. Map and Route.
Sandwood Bay, Sutherland
Explore glorious Sandwood Bay in Sutherland on this 12-mile hike across wild moors and through mighty dunes. Map and route.
Mersehead Sands, Dumfries and Galloway
Tobermory, Isle of Mull
Revel in the festive shops, illuminated streets and charming harbour of a small island town in the Inner Hebrides before taking a walk to the sandy shores of Calgary Bay. Map and route.
Loch Garten, Highland
Take a walk on the banks of Loch Garten – one of Scotland’s most beautiful nature reserves – in search of ancient trees, tottering wood-ant nests, grazing deer and soaring ospreys. Map and Route.
Grey Mare’s Tail, Dumfries and Galloway
Walk high into the Scottish hills and explore a valley that becomes a snow-clad wonderland in winter, complete with an frozen waterfall cleaving through its middle. Map and route.
St Abb’s Head, Berwickshire
Enjoy a four-mile walk on the coastal cliffs of southern Scotland, spotting thousands of nesting seabirds, splashes of pink thrift and maybe even otters. Map and route.
Ben Nevis, Highland
Climb to the crest of the Highlands with the 11-mile hike to the summit of Ben Nevis. Map and route.
Steep, wild and remote, this Scottish giant is one of Britain’s most striking peaks – reaching its summit is difficult, but with spectacular views stretching out across the Highlands, it’s well worth the climb. Map and route.
Glen Sligachan, Isle of Skye
This rugged wilderness trail in Scotland guides intrepid walkers into the nucleus of the Cuillin Mountains, past gushing burns and striding ridges to a dramatic, sea-kissed bay. Map and route.
Birks of Aberfeldy, Perthshire
Experience a jaw-dropping gorge path that inspired Scotland’s national bard, ending the walk with a pub dinner at a local inn. Route and map.
Creel Path, Scottish Borders
Walk the Creel Path, a ruggedly beautiful stretch of coastal path trodden by centuries of fishermen and holy men. Map and route.