Area: Highland

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Caithness/

Category:Caithness
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www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Inverness-shire/

Category:Inverness-shire
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www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Nairnshire/

Category:Nairnshire
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www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Ross-shire-Cromartyshire/

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www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Sutherland/

Category:Sutherland
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www.nts.org.uk/visit/places/balmacara-estate

Size (acreage)6330
Overview

'Covering 2,550 hectares (6,330 acres) on the Lochalsh peninsula, this traditional Highland crofting estate is a diverse mix of Scotland's most beautiful landscapes. It encompasses croft and farm land, woodland, moorland, villages, coastline, saltmarsh, lochs and offshore islands, and offers stunning views across the water to the mountains of Skye and Applecross.'

Description from

National Trust for Scotland

See also

Balmacara & The Woodland Walk [Lochalsh Tourist Guide]

www.spanglefish.com/caithnesswaybaggers/

Category:Caithness
Overview

'We are a walking group based in Caithness. Most of our walks are done in Caithness and sometimes in Sutherland. Now and again we even go further afield if we fancy doing some hills or walks which have been recommended.'

forestryandland.gov.scot/visit/culbin

Category:Nairnshire
Size (acreage)7800
Overview

'Culbin is free to visit and is open all year round. It's located along the Moray Firth coastline east of Nairn and west of Forres ... You can spend all day here going as far as you can, but Culbin is also somewhere to enjoy losing track of time ..

Description from

Forestry and Land Scotland

www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/reserves-a-z/culbin-sands/

Category:Nairnshire
Overview

'Truly get away from it all at this remote and unspoilt reserve. Come during the winter and you'll see seaducks feeding offshore, while from late summer to late spring, large numbers of bar-tailed godwits, oystercatchers and knots flock at high tide. Look out for our small flock of wintering brent geese.  Under the Scottish Outdoor Access Code you have the right to responsible access. Please avoid disturbing feeding and roosting wading birds along the shoreline. Thank you.'

Description from

RSPB

discoverglencoe.scot/see-do-category/walks/

Category:Inverness-shire
Overview

'A selection of some of the popular walks in the area': 22 Entries.

See also

Mountain Walks [Glencoe Scotland]

www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/reserves-a-z/forsinard-flows/

Category:Sutherland
Size (acreage)44000
Overview

'As the largest of the RSPB reserves, we manage a vast peatland landscape which visitors can experience by exploring one of our two self-guided trails or joining one of our guided walks. The new Flows Lookout Tower gives a unique perspective of the pool system on our Dubh Lochan Trail, which is a classic example of the type of pools that are found throughout the Flow Country.'

Description from

RSPB

www.highland-disabled-ramblers.org

Category:Highland
Overview

'Highland Disabled Ramblers exists to enable people with disabilities to access the wonderful Highland countryside in a safe, organised, and friendly manner ... [It] is a varied group of over 50 members throughout the Scottish Highlands. It was formed in 2001 and is run by disabled people with able bodied friends. HDR respects the country code and observes all aspects of safety ... Rambles are held on a monthly basis, but during the summer it is sometimes twice a month; on weekdays or on Saturdays.'

www.spanglefish.com/HighlandHillwalkingClub/

Category:Highland
Overview

'Formed in 1978 to provide a friendly and safe framework for the pursuit of hillwalking throughout the Highlands and Islands. We meet for day and weekend meets. A day meet can involve climbing one or more hills over 1000m (3000 feet) in height and walking 12 or more miles. So a reasonable level of fitness is important and whilst the summits of most hills are attainable via walking routes some may require a bit of scrambling and a head for heights ...'

www.nts.org.uk/visit/places/inverewe

Overview

'The Inverewe estate offers two self guided walks in addition to a number of guided walks with our Ranger'

Description from

National Trust for Scotland

www.nts.org.uk/visit/places/kintail

Size (acreage)20000
Overview

'Whether you want to take part in outdoor pursuits and adventure activities like hill-walking, climbing and sea kayaking, or just get away from it all and immerse yourself in wild, unspoilt nature, Kintail and Morvich is the perfect place to do it.'

Description from

National Trust for Scotland

See also

Kintail and Lochalsh Walks [Walkhighlands] | Coffin Road to Kintail [Heritage Paths]

lochabergeopark.org.uk/thingstodo/lochaber-geotrails/

Category:Inverness-shire
Overview

'Lochaber Geopark Association has created a series of Geotrail Leaflets to help you find out more about the variety of geology in the area and see a different side to the scenery ... Lochaber is well known as the home of the UK's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. But did you know that Lochaber's dramatic Highland landscape also contains some of the most outstanding natural features in Scotland?'

Description from

Lochaber Geopark

www.nevishillwalking.club

Category:Inverness-shire
Overview

'Walks in one of the best hill-walking areas on the planet. Our walks programme contains a mixture of classic Lochaber hill-walks, such as the Ring of Steall or the Five Sisters of Kintail, and less well-known outings.'

www.nwhgeopark.com

Category:Sutherland
Overview

'Located in the far north of the Scottish mainland. With stunning mountain landscapes, clean sandy beaches, ancient settlements and thriving communities, there is plenty to see and do!'

www.nts.org.uk/visit/places/torridon

Overview

'With some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in Scotland, Torridon is a magnet for walkers, geologists and naturalists ... Routes  to the high tops, and others along the coast, are detailed at the Countryside Centre. You’ll also find information about the wildlife on the estate, part of which is in the Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve.' 

Description from

National Trust for Scotland

See also

Torridon and Gairloch Walks [Walkhighlands]

sites.google.com/site/ullapoolhillwalkingclubgbbo00/

Overview

'We were only founded in the Spring of 2010 and are affiliated with the Mountaineering Council of Scotland. Our current membership is around 20 and we attract members of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. Our members' experience varies from the beginner right through to the seasoned climber.'

visitnairn.com/tourist-information/walks-around-nairn/

Category:Nairnshire
Overview

'If you enjoy walking there are plenty of places to explore. There is, of course the beach, but that's not all ...'

www.visitscotland.com/destinations-maps/highlands/

Category:Highland
Overview

'Given the prominence of altitude across much of the region, you would be forgiven for thinking you’d have to be an expert and skilled with crampons to get the most out of your visit. There are many accessible routes which give a flavour of what makes the Highlands what they are, including walks that let you drink in the dramatic panoramas so often seen on the silver screen or through stunning photography in books and brochures.'

Description from

VisitScotland

www.visitwester-ross.com/walking.asp

Overview

'This has to be one of the best destinations in Europe for a walking holiday. Wester Ross has a huge network of paths available to suit a range of abilities from a short, level stroll around Flowedale (in Gairloch) to a full expedition up and around An Teallach, which has been used as a training location for Himalayan climbs!'

www.walkhighlands.co.uk/sutherland/

Category:Sutherland
Overview

'Sutherland and Caithness are the most northerly parts of mainland Britain ...'

Description from

Walkhighlands

www.walkingenglishman.com/scotland05.html

Category:Inverness-shire
Distance (miles)11
Overview

'Be prepared is a very sensible approach to life so I would not suggest anyone attempting this walk without careful planning but even with the top in cloud and a section of the path covered in snow it was impossible to get lost ...'

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The Walking Englishman

www.walkhighlands.co.uk/lochness/affric-kintail-way.shtml

Category:2: 26-50 Miles
Distance (miles)44
Overview

'Officially opened in 2015, the Affric Kintail Way runs from Drumnadrochit on the shores of Loch Ness, to Morvich in Kintail, near the west Highlands seaboard. The start point enables it to be linked to the Great Glen Way and through that to much of Scotland's long distance footpath network. The end point at Morvich enables a link with the much more challenging and serious Cape Wrath Trail.'

Description from

Walkhighlands

www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=148

Distance (miles)9
Overview

'Old coffin routes which were used in time past by burial parties going to Clachan Church at Applecross Bay. There are various cairns along the route which indicate where the procession would have rested and possibly drank to the deceased. They are both very long coffin roads and it is entirely understandable that people would need frequent rests along the way.'

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Heritage Paths

www.visit-applecross.org

Overview

'Applecross is an excellent location for coastal, mountain and forest walks, with a range of route lengths available to suit all levels of fitness and physical ability. The area's network of paths is being expanded and improved under the Partnership Scheme.'

Description from

The Applecross Trust

www.newtonmore.com/things-to-do/immediate-vicinity/walking/the-badenoc...

Category:Inverness-shire
Distance (miles)11
Overview

'From Dalraddy to Ruthven near Kingussie, the Badenoch Way winds through native woodland offering magnificent views of Highland glens, mountains, and rivers, with diverse wildlife abundant, including red squirrel, osprey, swans & deer.'

www.walkhighlands.co.uk/ullapool/ben-more-coigach.shtml

Distance (miles)6
Overview

'Ben Mor Coigach is the Scottish Wildlife Trust's largest reserve and is a magical mixture of high peaks and coastline; crofted land and wild land; of people and of nature in the raw ...' ALERT Link changed from the Trust to walkhighlands.

Description from

Scottish Wildlife Trust

See also

Postie's Path [Heritage Paths]

www.scottishcanals.co.uk/activities/walking-running/caledonian-canal/

Category:Inverness-shire
Overview

'The area around the Caledonian Canal is superb walking country. With breathtaking scenery and so much wildlife, there is always something to enjoy. Take a relaxing stroll along the towpath, hike the Great Glen Way long distance route, or climb Britain's highest mountain. Watch the Great Glen Ways video and you will be persuaded!'

Description from

Scottish Canals

capewrathtrailguide.org

Category:Inverness-shire
Distance (miles)249
Overview

'This website has been developed as a resource for people planning an expedition on the Cape Wrath Trail in Scotland. It supports a new guidebook to the route which will be published by Cicerone.'

Description from

Iain Harper

See also

The Cape Wrath Trail [Walkhighlands]

www.cawdorcastle.com/Activities/Walking.aspx

Category:Nairnshire
Overview

'Within the woods surrounding Cawdor Castle are five nature trails that vary in length from 0.75 miles to 5 miles. Four of the five trails start from the Flower Garden, the exception being the violet trail which starts from the Blue Bridge. The layout of the trails gives you the choice to continue on a longer trail if you wish.'

Description from

Cawdor Castle

coigach.com/see-and-do/the-coigach-geotrail/

Distance (miles)45
Overview

'Discover the oldest rocks in Britain, fossils of early life and evidence of a massive asteroid impact. Learn about Coigach’s journey across the planet in the last 3 billion years and how it has been shaped in deserts, floods and under ice. The trail takes you on a series of geological excursions around the peninsula and visits spectacular coastline, beaches and hills with commanding views of the Summer Isles and the mountains of Coigach and Assynt.'

www.highland.gov.uk/info/379/countryside_facilities_and_wildlife/161/o...

Category:Highland
Overview

'The key paths in our area are called Core Paths, and give the public reasonable access throughout the area. The Paths cater for all types of users, for example walkers, cyclists, horse riders, canoeists, people with disabilities.'

Description from

The Highland Council

www.newtonmore.com/things-to-do/immediate-vicinity/walking/corrieyaira...

Category:Inverness-shire
Distance (miles)14
Overview

'For a longer cross-country walk, based here in Newtonmore, the Corrieyairack has everything, from the gentle meanderings of the upper River Spey, through the pass itself amid high rolling moorland, and down by the side of Glen Tarff to the A82 near Fort Augustus.'

www.explore-inverness.com/regions/north-of-inverness/dingwall-historic...

Overview

'Easy access to outstanding countryside for hill walking and trails, Dingwall provides a great base from which to explore many interesting and varied attractions including world class golf courses, local distilleries and breathtaking mountain scenery.' Note that the original Website referenced here - Dingwall, the Market Town - I could no longer find; so I have replaced the Link.

Description from

Explore Inverness

www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=77

Category:Inverness-shire
Distance (miles)17
Overview

Military Road/Drove Road between Tomich and Jenkins Park.

Description from

Heritage Paths

www.caithness.org/geography/walksincaithness/Durnesswalkingnetwork.pdf

Category:Sutherland
Overview

'The area covered by the Durness path network may seem largely wild and remote in character but it remains a working landscape that is also highly important for wildlife and plants ... Please keep to the routes as described in the Booklet and respect the area's life and work.' ALERT The Link has been changed from that formerly used.

Description from

Durness.org: The Past and Present of Durness

www.easthighlandway.com

Category:3: 51-100 Miles
Distance (miles)82
Overview

'Connects Fort William, outdoor capital of the UK, with the ski and mountain resort of Aviemore. In doing so, it also connects Scotland's existing long distance walks: the West Highland Way & Great Glen Way, to the Speyside Way in the north east.'

Description from

Kevin Langan

www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=74

Category:Inverness-shire
Distance (miles)7
Overview

'At Fassfern, there is ample parking by the stone bridge on the old road. From here, the route is signposted on the east bank of the burn and is waymarked through the forest on to the open ground of Gleann Suileag ... Despite the proximity to the public road, this area gives a great feeling of isolation.'

Description from

Heritage Paths

www.glenaffric.info/walks-around-glen-affric.html

Category:Inverness-shire
Overview

'The Glens surrounding Strathglass are a walker's paradise offering some of the most spectacular routes in the Scottish Highlands. While many visitors come to climb the Munros, those wishing less strenuous walks are well catered for by a combination of forest tracks and old stalker's paths.'

Description from

3 Glens Internet

www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=3

Category:Inverness-shire
Distance (miles)8
Overview

'This path is a very old road linking Badenoch with upper Speyside.  It must have been used for hundreds of years as there are ruined townships located throughout the area ...'

Description from

Heritage Paths

www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=39

Category:Inverness-shire
Distance (miles)9
Overview

'This route is only suitable for those with some hillwalking experience, particularly in winter and spring when the hills are snow-covered. On a dry summer day, however, it should present no problems.’

Description from

Heritage Paths

www.highland.gov.uk/greatglenway/

Category:Inverness-shire
Distance (miles)79
Overview

'Spans 79 miles/127km between Fort William and Inverness, can be walked in 5-6 days, staying overnight in the various communities within the Glen.'

Description from

Highland Council

www.explore-inverness.com/what-to-do/outdoors/inverness-historic-trail...

Category:Inverness-shire
Overview

Locations and brief descriptions of about two dozen heritage sites around and about Inverness. However the original Link has disappeared so I have replaced it with one from Explore Inverness.

www.kingussie.co.uk

Category:Inverness-shire
Overview

'Welcome to Kingussie, the capital of Badenoch in the Scottish Highlands. It’s a small, lively town right beside the famous river Spey in the midst of the glorious Cairngorms National Park and almost exactly in the centre of Scotland!'

lochness360.com

Category:Inverness-shire
Distance (miles)80
Overview

'Connects the Great Glen Way with the South Loch Ness Trail creating a new long-distance walking, cycling and horseriding route around Loch Ness ... Walking this Scottish trail should take around six days to complete the entire loop.'

Description from

Visit Inverness Loch Ness

www.highlifehighland.com/rangers/outdoor-access-highlands/

Category:Highland
Overview

Access to some details of a range of 'long distance trails in the Highlands'.

Description from

High Life Highland Rangers

www.moidart.com/walking

Category:Inverness-shire
Overview

'Moidart, Ardnamurchan and the surrounding areas offer some of the most scenic, diverse and interesting walking landscapes in the Highlands.  There are walks to suit all tastes, interests and fitness levels.  Whether you are walking to spot wildlife, aiming to climb a Corbett or Munroe, challenging yourself on a long distance trek, seeking a deserted beach or abandoned settlement, taking a historical or geological tour, or just looking for a gentle stroll, the region has it all.'

Description from

Moidart.com

www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=27

Category:Sutherland
Distance (miles)12
Overview

'Sadly we have no survey of the whole of this route. However, it has been reported to us that access is dissuaded by a painted notice on the gateposts at the Kinloch Lodge road end. Although this is the line of the Moine Path right of way, a suggested alternative is to use the estate track that lies 400m further north along the public road. This passes the derelict Kinloch House and joins the Moine Path at NC551525. Any recent survey of this right of way would be very welcome indeed ...'

Description from

Heritage Paths

morayfirth-partnership.org

Category:Caithness
Overview

A part of the (rather elusive) North Sea Trail, between John O'Groats and Cullen: 'The trail is not a continuous route, but a network of paths and trails. These avoid main roads, and feature some of the most interesting and scenic sections of the coast.' ALERT Unfortunately, a Moray Firth Trail Website and a Page Turning e-Brochure originally referenced on the Website no longer seem accessible; nor now a 32-page PDF Leaflet.  But the Moray Firth Partnership itself continues to be active.

Description from

The Moray Firth Partnership

www.northhighland-way.com

Distance (miles)150
Overview

‘The North Highland Way (Scottish Gaelic: A Tuath na Gàidhealtachd dòigh) is a 241 kilometres (150 mi) hiking trail under development in Scotland. It starts from Duncansby Head on the North East coast to Cape Wrath in the North West of Scotland's coast. The North Highland Way connects the Cape Wrath Trail (which opened in January, 2013) in the west with the Moray Firth trail in the east. The North Coast 500 is a driving route, which follows a similar line to the North Highland Way.’

www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=42

Category:Inverness-shire
Distance (miles)8
Overview

'This a part of General Wade's Road from Dunkeld to Inverness built between 1728 and 1730 - 102 miles long in total. Further sections of this lengthy Military Road which are described on the Heritage Paths website are the stretch via Old Blair, that via the Slochd and the Old Edinburgh Road from Moy to Inverness.'

Description from

Heritage Paths

www.walkhighlands.co.uk/sutherland/sandwood-bay.shtml

Category:Sutherland
Distance (miles)8
Overview

'A walk in along a bleak moorland track is amply rewarded when the fabulous views of Sandwood Bay come into view, perhaps the most beautiful beach in Britain. Spend time exploring the mile of golden sand and dunes, with rocky cliffs and a giant sea stack to complete the scene. Despite its popularity, Sandwood Bay never seems busy as the beach is big enough to absorb the visitors.'

Description from

Walkhighlands

www.explore-inverness.com/what-to-do/outdoors/south-loch-ness-walk-and...

Category:Inverness-shire
Distance (miles)28
Overview

'The trail stretches for approximately 28 miles between Loch Tarff near Fort Augustus to Torbreck on the edge of Inverness via Whitebridge, Foyers, Inverfarigaig and Dores.'

Description from

Explore Inverness

www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=4

Category:Inverness-shire
Distance (miles)25
Overview

'This is the original route through Glen Affric which fell into disuse when the present public road on the north side of the River Affric through Chisholm's Pass was made in the 19th century. It is shown on Roy's map of 1755 as Road from Kintail to Inverness ...

'The original route on the south side of Loch Beinn a' Mheadhoin is now very difficult to pass due to forestry. Some intrepid surveyors have managed to hack their way through and poles were placed along the route some years ago, but these are unlikely to be easy to find.  However it is a great shame that the whole of this path is ignored for the difficulty in passing a relatively short stretch.  The views are apparently far better than those of the shoreside path.'

Description from

Heritage Paths

www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=76

Category:Inverness-shire
Distance (miles)12
Overview

'This route from Strathfarrar via Glen Cannich to Strathglass is known to be part of the long distance drove route from Poolewe and Wester Ross to the Corrieyairack Pass and beyond.'

Description from

Heritage Paths

www.sutherland-trail.info/index.cfm

Category:Sutherland
Distance (miles)69
Overview

'Walking route of around 70 miles through the northwest highlands of Scotland established by the well known Scottish outdoors writer Cameron McNeish. It runs from Lochinver to Tongue, or Tongue to Lochinver, through some of the most beautiful and remote landscape in western Europe. This Website is an account by Paul Stewart who completed the trail solo and unassisted in June 2010.'

Description from

Paul Stewart

See also

Sutherland Trail [LDWA]

www.nts.org.uk/stories/jacobite-stories-culloden-today

Category:Inverness-shire
Overview

'The Culloden Walk is a striking feature leading up to the new Visitor Centre. Many supporters have joined the Walkway and with over 1200 stones sold the Culloden Walk has been a valued addition to our fundraising program. The Culloden Stones are made from the finest quality Caithness stone, quarried from the north of Scotland. Each Stone is individually engraved and hand finished with an appropriate message to commemorate anniversaries, special occasions or loved ones. These Stones will last for many years to come and allow a strong bond with one of the most significant battlefield sites in history.'

Description from

National Trust for Scotland

See also

Culloden [Forestry Commission Scotland]

www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=226

Category:Inverness-shire
Distance (miles)43
Overview

'This long route was used for centuries by cattle thieves making their way south and west from the Central Highlands. It passes by two of the great mountains in Scotland, Ben Alder and Ben Nevis, and heads over the northern edge of Rannoch Moor.'

Note The 'route survey is at least 15 years old, so we would be grateful to anyone who supplies us with an updated version'.

Description from

Heritage Paths

www.southlochnessaccess.org.uk

Category:Inverness-shire
Distance (miles)50
Overview

'Vision ...to identify a 50-mile sustainable loop route which would provide stunning views and varied terrain for walkers and riders alike and to eventually waymark it. Landowners and managers were contacted to gain their views on the project, most of which were favourable. Some negotiations have taken place and this vision is now nearing fruition. '

www.discoverassynt.co.uk/walk

Category:Sutherland
Overview

'Walkers & Climbers - whether experienced or not - are spoiled for choice here. There are two Munros in the area - Ben More Assynt and Conival, located on the eastern edge of Assynt are popular with the keen mountaineer. But there are many more walks & climbs to suit all ages and abilities – low level walks, coastal strolls, and rock climbing on the sea cliffs or the mountains.'

Description from

Discover Assynt

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