Country: Scotland

www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=276

Category:Banffshire
Distance (miles)8
Overview

'This promoted route is newly sign-posted with yellow waymarker discs showing a fishwife logo, and an excellent leaflet [PDF] is also available locally. We are informed that the route is very accessible and can be walked using a bus service between Keith and Buckie.'

Description from

Heritage Paths

www.walkhighlands.co.uk/galloway/cairnsmore-of-fleet.shtml

Category:Wigtownshire
Distance (miles)7
Overview

'Cairnsmore of Fleet, at 711 metres, is the highest of the so called "Solway Hills". It's commanding location overlooking the Cree Estuary ensures the walker can enjoy the magnificence of Wigtown Bay and the Machars in the near vicinity, with the Lake District, North Wales and the Isle of Man in the distance. '

Description from

Walkhighlands

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

www.callendarestate.co.uk/things-to-do-in-falkirk/walking-paths

Category:Falkirk
Overview

'Callendar Estate extends to approximately 6,300 acres mainly of tenanted farmland and woodland. The main area of the estate lies on the south side of Falkirk, in central Scotland, with other areas around the towns of Denny, Larbert, Laurieston and Whitecross.'

Description from

Callendar Estate

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.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=35

Category:Aberdeenshire
Distance (miles)6
Overview

'This old route is marked as "Mounth Capell" on the Gough Map, which has been dated to between 1355 and 1366. This would have been a very convenient pass between Glen Muick and the Braes of Angus and may have been a good deal used in the days when the district was more populated.'

Description from

Heritage Paths

www.pkct.org/Pages/Category/long-distance-trails

Category:Perthshire
Distance (miles)64
Overview

'Fully waymarked walk of 64 miles (103 km) that lies at the heart of Scotland, approximately 1 ½ hours north of Edinburgh. The Trail takes its name from the feared cattle thieves who raided the rich lands of Strathardle, Glenshee and Glen Isla.'

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

www.focrt.org/ccp/

Category:Renfrewshire
Distance (miles)36
Overview

'Fills the 55 km gap between the top of the Ayrshire Coastal Path and the West Highland Way It is an essential link in the International Appalachian Trail (Scotland) which traverses the entire western seaboard of Scotland from the Mull of Galloway to Cape Wrath.'

www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk/downloads/download/258/clyde_walkway

Category:City of Glasgow
Distance (miles)40
Overview

'Takes you on a 65km/40 mile journey, Glasgow City Centre to the World Heritage Site of New Lanark, passing through spectacular scenery and many interesting and important sites which offer insights into the rich cultural, natural and industrial heritage of the Clyde Valley'

Description from

South Lanarkshire Council

See also

Clyde Walkway [Wikipedia]

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.'

colonsay.org.uk/things-do/tours-walks

Category:Inner Hebrides
Overview

'There are endless walks over beaches and moorland, through woodland or along the cliffs. And a myriad of birds and wildflowers to spot along the way.'

Description from

Colonsay Estate

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.cne-siar.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/community-life-and-leisu...

Category:Outer Hebrides
Overview

'The adopted Outer Hebrides Core Paths Plan provides the public with a system of paths which is sufficient for the purpose of giving reasonable access throughout the Outer Hebrides and includes introductory text and maps compiled by the Council in accordance with section 18(8)(b) of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 ... Access the information online by following the Links ...'

Description from

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

www.corstorphinehill.org.uk/self-guided-walks.html

Overview

'The "woods" is the local name for the hill, the almost total tree-cover of its upper parts indicated by the darker green on the map. It is criss-crossed by numerous formal tracks and informal paths ... However there are as yet no signs or way-markings through the woods, so finding one's way is a case of map-reading or being on a guided tour.'

www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=200

Category:Roxburghshire
Distance (miles)8
Overview

'This is said to be an excellent feat of engineering by the Romans as there are lengthy cuttings and terraces where the bedrock has been exposed and used as the road surface ... Craik Cross Hill is fascinating because it was a Roman Watch Tower but then was reused with a cross marker stone on the hill. This may have been a route pilgrims used to get to Whithorn and so the cross would have been a sign to guide people there ...'

Description from

Heritage Paths

See also

Craik Cross Hill [WalkLakes]

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

Category:Argyllshire
Distance (miles)8
Overview

'Follow the towpath along a remote Scottish canal in an idyllic setting. Take in almost the entire route of this scenic canal - but cover no more than eight miles!'

Description from

Scottish Canals

www.southofscotlandcountrysidetrails.co.uk/where-to-ride/cross-borders...

Category:West Lothian
Distance (miles)52
Overview

'Drove road ... over the Cauldstane Slap - the pass over the Pentland Hills - through West Linton to Peebles and Traquair, and onward via the Yarrow Valley to Hawick ... Developed specifically for multi-use, and having benefitted from significant capital investment to address drainage issues, install new bridges, and to create new path links to avoid boggy sections of track or other problems.'

www.rotarycupar.org/cuparwalks.htm

Category:Fife
Overview

Details of fourteen Walks - between 2 and 9 miles in length.

Description from

Rotary Club of Cupar

www.davaway.org.uk

Category:Morayshire
Distance (miles)24
Overview

'Links the historic towns of Forres and Grantown-on-Spey. The total distance from the centres is 24 miles (38km), of which 22 miles (35 km) are in open countryside. Almost all of the route follows the old Highland Railway line and is off road and safe from traffic ... On a clear day as you cross Dava moor you are rewarded with views to the north over the shire counties of Nairn, Inverness, Moray, Ross & Cromarty, and Sutherland whilst to the south the Cromdale Hills and the Cairngorm Mountains dominate the skyline.'

Description from

The Dava Way Association

www.deesideway.org

Distance (miles)41
Overview

'Path running from near the centre of Aberdeen, oil capital of Europe, to Ballater, in the Cairngorms National Park, famous for its Victorian Heritage and links to Balmoral Castle.'

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.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/leisure-parks-events/countryside-facilities-...

Overview

'West Dunbartonshire Council has produced a map showing eight popular routes in the Dumbarton area.'

Description from

West Dunbartonshire Council

www.nature.scot/12-wildlife-walks-dumfries-and-galloway

Overview

'Dumfries & Galloway is the perfect place to see amazing wildlife in unspolied, natural habitats and whatever time of year you choose to visit there is always something new and exciting to witness. The glorious unspoilt coastline, varied terrain and numerous tranquil lochs provide backdrops for some captivating wildlife walks ...' ALERT I have needed to change the Link from that originally referenced here.

Description from

Scottish Natural Heritage

dumfries-house.org.uk/attractions/estate-walks

Category:East Ayrshire
Distance (miles)2
Overview

'Our newly created woodland walks mean that moving around the estate will always involve a wander through our magnificent, mature policy woodlands.'

Description from

Dumfries House

See also

Knockroon [Wikipedia]

www.walkhighlands.co.uk/borders/dun-rig.shtml

Category:Peeblesshire
Distance (miles)15
Overview

'A fantastic hill walk from Peebles, taking in the four peaks surrounding Glensax with extensive views in all directions. Peat bogs in places.'

Description from

Walkhighlands

www.dundeewomenstrail.org.uk

Category:City of Dundee
Distance (miles)3
Overview

'Celebrates just a few amazing women whose lives touched this city. Join us as we take a walk in some great women's shoes ...'

www.dundonaldcastle.org.uk

Category:South Ayrshire
Overview

'All parts of the castle are accessible to the reasonably fit, but the visit does involve a climb of about 30 metres up a winding path to the top of the castle hill. On a clear day the hill commands very extensive views, including the Isle of Arran, the mountains of the Southern Highlands and much of the central Ayrshire plain.' ALERT Unfortunately, I can no longer find the Walking Guide on the Castle's Website.

Description from

The Friends of Dundonald Castle

walkscottishborders.com/route/duns-town-trail/

Category:Berwickshire
Distance (miles)4
Overview

'The Duns Town Trail has been set up by Scottish Borders Council and Scottish Borders Tourist Board. The aim is to welcome the visitor to Duns and provide an added dimension to local history and a flavour of the town's development ... We hope you will enjoy walking around the Town Trail and trust that you will have a pleasant stay in Duns.'

Description from

Walk Scottish Borders

See also

Duns Town Trail [Scottish Borders Council]

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.eastlothian.gov.uk/info/210569/countryside_and_wildlife/12044/core...

Category:East Lothian
Overview

'Core Paths form the basic network of paths around East Lothian and link into and support the wider network of other paths that already exist around the county. Core paths can be the most popular paths or key routes that link communities or provide access to local sites ...'

Description from

East Lothian Council

visitangus.com

Category:Angus
Overview

The Eastern Cairngorms Access Project 'was a £2.4m programme to develop Countryside Access, that restored damaged landscapes and improved visitor facilities within the mountains and glens of Angus and Upper Deeside. The Project was made possible by a partnership between a consortium of public and private sector bodies'.

Alert Angus Council seem to have archived the descriptions of the Walks formerly accessible via their Web Site. So I have replaced the Link here (but I have retained the Titles of the Walks originally featured).

Description from

Angus Council

ewh.org.uk/explore/

Overview

'Follow our walking trails of the World Heritage Site and discover the hidden gems of the Old and New Towns.'

Description from

Edinburgh World Heritage

www.edinburgh.gov.uk/downloads/download/12899/core-paths

Overview

Core Paths will form the basic system of paths around the City of Edinburgh area and will: [1] Link into and support a wider network of local paths - - - : [2] Connect with paths in adjoining local authority areas - - - : [3] Provide a basis for promoting off road access.

jamescarron.wordpress.com/walks/elie-chainwalk-fife/

Category:Fife
Overview

'To call the Elie Chainwalk a walk is not strictly accurate; it is more of a scramble, requiring a healthy spirit of adventure, a good measure of agility and a strong head for heights ...'

Description from

James Carron

www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/paths-and-outdoor-access/local-path-networks/...

Category:Aberdeenshire
Distance (miles)4
Overview

'The fast-growing town of Ellon now has its own circular walk enabling visitors and residents to appreciate the town's unrivalled setting by the banks of the Ythan.'

Description from

Aberdeenshire Council

www.langholmwalks.co.uk/pht/information.html

Category:Dumfriesshire
Overview

'A waymarked trail to follow by car or bicycle, with stops to walk to nine impressive prehistoric sites.'

Description from

Langholm Walks

www.thefalkirkwheel.co.uk/activities/woodland-walks

Category:Falkirk
Overview

'If you fancy a gentle stroll in the woods The Falkirk Wheel has over 4 miles of woodland paths for you to enjoy. All walks start from the visitor centre and lead you up into the hills where you can discover The Antonine Wall World Heritage Site and Rough Castle Roman Fort.'

Description from

Scottish Canals

fifecoastandcountrysidetrust.co.uk

Category:Fife
Distance (miles)117
Overview

'Runs from the Forth Estuary in the south, to the Tay Estuary in the north and stretches for 117 miles. The path is clearly waymarked and offers a range of walking experiences from the easy and level, to the wild and demanding.'

www.fife.gov.uk/kb/docs/articles/community-life2/parks,-allotments,-co...

Category:Fife
Overview

Information about Fife's 'Core Paths' - including access to a Core Paths Plan Interactive Map - can be found by navigating through the Website's 'Topic Pages'.

Description from

Fife Council

fifecoastandcountrysidetrust.co.uk/walks/fife-pilgrim-way/

Category:Fife
Distance (miles)55
Overview

‘For 400 years, St Andrews was one of the main pilgrimage destinations in Medieval Europe ... The Fife Pilgrim Way follows one of the routes taken by countless pilgrims to Scotland’s holy hot-spot.’

www.welcometofife.com/view-business/fife-access-forum

Category:Fife
Overview

'Beryl Leatherland, keen walker and member of the Fife Access Forum, has collated some walks related to the Fife Core Path Network ... Also ... we have various walk leaflets/publications produced by local groups for you to download.'

Description from

Fife Access Forum

See also

Walking in Fife [Visit Scotland]

www.5degreeswest.co.uk

Category:Argyllshire
Distance (miles)220
Overview

'The five degree west line of longitude runs from the southern tip of the Cowal Peninsula to Cape Wrath and traverses some of the finest walking terrain in Scotland. The route described here was pioneered by the author in 2004 and attempts to follow the five degree line as closely as possible from south to north. It represents one of the most challenging long distance walks in Britain.'

Description from

Bill Jack

www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/paths-and-outdoor-access/long-distance-routes...

Distance (miles)53
Overview

'The pathway uses the former railway line linking from Dyce, on the edge of Aberdeen in the south, to the village of Maud where it splits into two routes; eastwards to Peterhead and northwards to Fraserburgh.'

Description from

Aberdeenshire Council

www.walkhighlands.co.uk/forth-clyde-union-canal.shtml

Distance (miles)63
Overview

'National Lottery funds were used to regenerate both the Forth & Clyde and Union canals as part of the Millennium celebrations in 2000 and the Falkirk Wheel, a unique boat lift, was completed in 2002 to provide a link between the two canals and allow boats to travel from the Clyde or Glasgow to Edinburgh. The towpaths of the two canals make possible a straightforward walking route between Bowling on the Clyde west of Glasgow, and Lochrin Basin in Edinburgh.'

Description from

Walkhighlands

www.walkhighlands.co.uk/shetland/foula.shtml

Category:Shetland
Overview

'Foula is the most remote inhabited island in the British Isles, lying 20 miles to the west of the Shetland Islands. The island boasts dramatic scenery and abundant wildlife. Inhabited since Neolithic times, the island is rich in historical significance.'

Description from

Walkhighlands

www.scotborders.gov.uk/directory_record/7459/paths_around_galashiels

Category:Selkirkshire
Distance (miles)16
Overview

The twelfth (and longest) of 12 Routes :'Galashiels lies in the central area of the region next to the historic town of Melrose. The town was built up around the Gala Water. The routes follow varied terrain from riverside to open hill and follow a section of the Southern Upland Way.'

Description from

Scottish Borders Council

www.scotborders.gov.uk/download/downloads/id/678/galashiels.pdf

Category:Selkirkshire
Overview

'12 routes in the Galashiels area, most of which have links into the town centre.  The routes are especially suitable for walkers ...'

Description from

Scottish Borders Council

See also

Galashiels Town Trail [Scottish Borders Council]

www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/reserves-a-z/ken-dee-marshes/

Overview

'An exciting nature watching opportunity to view spectacular red kites in lovely scenery is now attracting the attention of walkers, cyclists, wildlife lovers and birdwatchers in Dumfries and Galloway and from much further afield.'

Description from

RSPB

See also

ALERT Unable to raise the Website originally cited here at Review.

www.clacks.gov.uk/culture/walks/

Distance (miles)9
Overview

'Visit Forestmill via the Lade footpath returning via the old Alloa to Dunfermline railway line.'

Description from

Clackmannanshire Council

See also

Gartmorn [Forestry Commission Scotland]

www.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=19039

Category:City of Glasgow
Overview

'Glasgow's Built Heritage is diverse and following heritage trails is a great way to explore it ...' Note that the Link provided here is different from the one originally used, which seems to have disappeared. I hope the new one is persistent - but I fear it may not be ! (Try 'Parks & Leisure' - or similar - on the main Glasgow City Site if there are further problems.)

Description from

Glasgow City Council

www.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=17847

Category:City of Glasgow
Overview

'The aim of Glasgow City Council's Core Paths Plan is to ensure that important paths and routes are recorded and promoted, helping to achieve a "connected Glasgow" where residents and visitors can move easily around the path network on foot, by bike, by horse or any other non-motorised means - including "water paths" for rowers, canoeists and other non-motorised water users.'

Description from

Glasgow City Council

peoplemakeglasgow.com/discover/historic-glasgow

Category:City of Glasgow
Overview

'Heritage Trails exist throughout Glasgow. They are a great way of exploring the city, and finding out a little more about some of the sites and monuments along the way. These walks are also a great form of exercise.'

Description from

Glasgow City Council

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.glenlivetestate.co.uk/outdoor-activities/walking

Category:Banffshire
Overview

'From gentle short strolls to challenging long distance walks. We’ve pulled together a variety of our favourite walking adventures so that everyone can enjoy the freedom that comes from being outside and exploring the wonders of Glenlivet. '

Description from

The Crown Estate

www.glasgowlife.org.uk/communities/good-move

Category:City of Glasgow
Overview

'People coming along to our walks are enjoying getting out, meeting new people and taking in the sights of the city's parks and gardens.'

Description from

Glasgow Life

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Way

Category:Aberdeenshire
Distance (miles)12
Overview

'This challenging long distance route runs from the Bennachie Centre to Suie in the west. Allow a day to complete the full trail.'

Description from

Wikipedia

See also

The Gordon Way [Aberdeenshire Council]

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.heritageinverclyde.co.uk/projects/project-two

Category:Inverclyde
Distance (miles)3
Overview

'Made up of 21 plaques which are situated in pavements across the central area of Greenock, highlighting historic locations in the town as well as famous local people in Greenock’s past, notably James Watt and Abram Lyle.'

Description from

Heritage Inverclyde

www.gsa.ac.uk/visit-gsa/tours/

Category:City of Glasgow
Overview

''The Glasgow School of Art City Walking Tours invite you to investigate art, architecture and design, from Mackintosh's Glasgow and the legacy of his contemporaries on the "Glasgow Style" tour, to the "Glasgow Miracle" tour, revealing the contemporary arts scene and remarkable creative regeneration of the post-industrial city.'

Description from

The Glasgow School of Art

www.shetland.org/things/outdoor/walking/hams-of-muckle-roe-circular

Category:Shetland
Distance (miles)9
Overview

'The Hams of Muckle Roe gets their names from Old Norse and translates as the Havens (or Harbours) of the Big Red Island. This walk route to The Hams begins at the cemetery, which is accessed by a track from the main road at Scarfataing.'

Description from

Promote Shetland

www.visitwestlothian.co.uk/things-to-do/

Category:West Lothian
Distance (miles)9
Overview

'A challenging walk around the lower end of West Lothian which can take you right into the Pentlands.'

Description from

Visit West Lothian

www.visitlanarkshire.com/things-to-see-and-do/

Category:Lanarkshire
Overview

'Produced by the Herald newspaper, in association with VisitLanarkshire, this handy walking guide sets out 10 super walks within Lanarkshire - 6 walking routes in South Lanarkshire and four walking routes in North Lanarkshire.  Includes places to eat and drink, plus local transport and parking information.'

Unfortunately, the original Link for this Entry seems to have disappeared; so you could instead try the generic VisitLanarkshire.com 'Walking' section.

Description from

VisitLanarkshire.com

www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=1

Category:East Lothian
Distance (miles)28
Overview

'Used in the 18th and 19th centuries when the herring industry was strong.  It was used by people bringing home a stock of salted herring for winter use and also by fishwives carrying huge creels of herring from Dunbar to the markets in Lauder ... Gradually the speed and ease of the railway lines left little need for people to carry huge weights of fish over this high pass and it fell out of use.  It is probably a long time since a herring has passed by this way. Another historic route similarly used for the trade in fish is the Buckie Fishwives Path, Moray.'

Description from

Heritage Paths

www.walkscotland.com/area1.htm

Category:Kincardineshire
Distance (miles)8
Overview

'Ascent of a low hill ... Suitable for fit walkers of all ages. A degree of navigational skill is required in the woods so remember to pack a map and compass.'

Description from

WalkScotland

www.stevenfallon.co.uk/hill-routes.html

Category:Scotland
Overview

'Scotland's hills are grouped here into Regions to enable you to find something in the area that you're visiting ...'

Description from

Steven Fallon

www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk/residents/sport-leisure-parks/parks-gardens-a...

Distance (miles)8
Overview

Grade Moderate due to its length and hills involved | Time 2.5 hours | Calories burned 1050. Unfortunately I could not find a Link to this PDF on review, so I have cited a more generic Web Site instead of the original one.

Description from

East Dunbartonshire Council

www.historicenvironment.scot/media/5489/holyrood-self-guided-walks.pdf

Overview

'Holyrood Park is a rare example of unimproved grassland.  Effectively unchanged since its enclosure as a Royal Park in the 16th century, it is rich in plant species and also provides a home to a variety of important invertebrate, amphibian, mammal and bird species. To find such a wildlife haven in the heart of a capital city is remarkable.'

www.edinburghguide.com/news/transport/8064-innocentrailwaypath

Distance (miles)5
Overview

'Runs from the Newington/St Leonard's area under Holyrood Park via Duddingston and Craigmillar to Brunstane in the East of the city. It is one of Edinburgh's extensive off-road pedestrian cycleways and part of the UK-wide, National Cycle Network's Route 1 (NCN1).'

Description from

EdinburghGuide.com

inverclyderamblers.org.uk/coastal-path/

Category:Inverclyde
Distance (miles)20
Overview

'Provides delightful scenic walks, with views across the Clyde to the Dumbartonshire hills, the Argyllshire hills and the Highlands. It offers around 20 miles of easy walking, with a mixture of rural paths and urban promenades.'

Description from

Inverclyde Ramblers

www.inverclyde.gov.uk/planning-and-the-environment/outdoor-access-in-i...

Category:Inverclyde
Overview

'The Core Paths Plan and the paths network in Inverclyde are to encourage people to get out and about, be more physically active, improve their health and rely less on the car. It is about everyday trips to work, school, shops and services, as well as enjoying the outdoors for recreation. The Plan provides a framework of routes which is sufficient, as a whole, to give people reasonable access throughout Inverclyde.'

Description from

Inverclyde 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.ionatrails.com/walks-3/

Category:Inner Hebrides
Overview

'Throughout our walks we'll be telling you the stories, explaining the history, geology, and geography of our landscape. We'll also be keeping a look out for the wildlife and flora of Iona, and of course answer your questions about our spectacular island home.'

Description from

David Allaway

morayways.org.uk/114.html

Category:Banffshire
Distance (miles)13
Overview

'Refresh your spirits with a walk or cycle along the Isla Way, a new 13 mile route, which links the two famous distillery towns of Dufftown and Keith ... Use the Keith & Dufftown Railway (KDR) from any of its three stations and walk or cycle the trail back to your starting point.'

Description from

Morayways

www.coastalway.co.uk

Category:Buteshire
Distance (miles)62
Overview

'Provides both low level walks and continuous walking around the coast of Arran. Walkers can now use a route around Arran's coastline in all weather conditions, that passes through most of the villages on the island.'

Description from

Arran Access Trust

www.visiteastlothian.org/activities/walking

Category:East Lothian
Distance (miles)134
Overview

'It is now possible to walk the length of the East Lothian coast, almost 73km from Edinburgh to the Borders, leaflets are available ... with the route broken down into shorter sections, with opportunities to link into other paths and circular walks along the coast. The routes now form part of the long distance walking and cycling route of the John Muir Way which stretches 134 miles or 215km across Scotland's heartland, running between Dunbar and Helensburgh in the west.'

Description from

East Lothian Council

See also

The John Muir Way [Scottish Natural Heritage]

www.kelsoconnections.co.uk/kelsotowntrail.asp

Category:Roxburghshire
Overview

'This descriptive series of three walks will take you from the Square on each occasion. Starting from the front of the Town Hall, which houses the Tourist Information Centre, you will be taken along one of the arteries leading out of town, to look at the historical growth of the town, its buildings and other items of interest connected with the town ...'

Description from

Kelso Connections

www.walkhighlands.co.uk/glasgow/kelvin-walkway.shtml

Distance (miles)11
Overview

'Extends the West Highland Way south to the centre of Glasgow, from Milngavie to Glasgow Heliport on the north bank of the River Clyde, where it can be linked to the longer Clyde Walkway that continues south from the city. The route follows, as much as possible, the three rivers of the Allander, Kelvin and Clyde, to form a "green link" from the bustling city to the countryside.'

Description from

Walkhighlands

See also

Kelvin Walkway [ScotCities.com]

www.east-ayrshire.gov.uk/TourismAndVisitorAttractions/Attractions/Kilm...

Category:East Ayrshire
Overview

'Visitors and locals can learn about the history of Kilmarnock with the Kilmarnock Town Trail - a walking trail exploring Kilmarnock's history and architecture ...'

See also

Kilmarnock & District History Group

www.kinghorncommunity.org.uk/Pathways.html

Category:Fife
Overview

'Purpose is to look after the interests of the community and users of the pathways within Kinghorn and the surrounding countryside and coast, by protecting and developing the network of paths. At the same time it will encourage and promote the use of the network by walkers, cyclists and horse riders (where appropriate) ...' ALERT I have changed the Link originally used here.

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!'

www.walkhighlands.co.uk/perthshire/kinross.shtml

Category:Kinross-shire
Distance (miles)4
Overview

'An accessible circuit taking in part of the shore of Loch Leven, including the chance to take the ferry to the Castle, and then returning through Kinross.'

Description from

Walkhighlands

www.scotlandsgreattrails.com/trail/kintyre-way/

Category:Argyllshire
Distance (miles)89
Overview

'Tarbert to Southend across the stunning Kintyre Peninsula.'

www.visiteastlothian.org/activities/walking

Category:East Lothian
Overview

'The Lammermuir Hills act as an upland barrier between the coast and East Lothian to the north and the Borders in the SE. The name (literally "Lamb’s Moor") gives a clue to their character as there are few distinctive peaks; most summits are between 450m and 535m (Meikle Says Law) and many are without cairns or trig points ...'

Description from

Scotways

www.lanark.co.uk/attractions/walks-and-trails

Overview

Three Heritage Trails in Lanark itself; five walks around and about Lanark.

Description from

Lanark Life

www.largsonline.co.uk/largsonewwalkparks.html

Category:North Ayrshire
Overview

'Largs is the ideal place to take a leisurely stroll along the Promenade, or to endulge in a more strenuous walk up the hills ... '

Description from

LargsOnline.co.uk

www.scotborders.gov.uk/directory_record/7490/lauder_town_trail

Category:Berwickshire
Distance (miles)1
Overview

'Lauder is situated beside the River Leader on one of the oldest routes between Edinburgh and England. It lies in a lush valley near the foot of the Lammermuir Hills. The earliest mentions of Lauder are when it was known as Lawedir (12-15th century), Loweder (c.1300) and Lawdir (1574). Lauder is in a perfect location for the visitor and local alike to enjoy the peace and beauty of the Borders.'

Description from

Scottish Borders Council

www.visitwestlothian.co.uk/things-to-do/

Category:West Lothian
Distance (miles)9
Overview

'This walk takes in some of the best views in West Lothian including Linlithgow Palace ... The Palace is one of the most impressive ruins in Scotland, and where Mary Queen of Scots was born in 1542 – well worth a visit.'

Description from

Visit West Lothian

trossachs.co.uk/cycling/sculpture-trail/

Category:Stirling
Distance (miles)16
Overview

'The Loch Ard Family Sculpture Trail in the heart of The Trossachs passes through a wide variety of terrain and past many impressive sights, passing Loch Ard, Loch Chon, the Duchray Water and Kelty Water. 16 miles longs it is a great routes for cyclists, walkers & horse riders ... '

Description from

Trossachs.co.uk

See also

Loch Ard [Forestry Commission Scotland]

www.lochlevenheritagetrail.co.uk

Category:Kinross-shire
Distance (miles)8
Size (acreage)3400
Overview

'A unique trail linking natural, historic and cultural heritage around the north and east shores of Loch Leven. The Trail runs from the Pier, Kinross to RSPB Vane Farm, a distance of 12.5 kms.'

Description from

TRACKS - The Rural Access Committee for Kinross-shire

www.lochlomond-trossachs.org/looking-after/core-paths-plan/menu-id-394...

Category:Stirlingshire
Overview

'The benefits of establishing core paths are simple in that most people taking access in the outdoors do so by following paths and a network of formally identified routes makes for easier, more enjoyable, access opportunities for everyone. In this way it is hoped that core paths will assist landowners in managing access over their land and will receive resources to help maintain them and in some cases upgrade them ... The individual maps are available to view for free on our Website ...'

www.lochlomond-trossachs.org/park-authority/our-board-committees/local...

Category:Stirlingshire
Overview

'An advisory group appointed by the National Park Authority. The Forum has 13 members, including representatives for conservation, recreational groups, landowners / managers and a National Park Authority Board Member.'

www.lochlomondandcowalway.org

Category:Argyllshire
Distance (miles)57
Overview

'Known as Argyll’s Secret Coast, the Cowal Peninsula is an easily accessible yet little known area. Only an hour or two from the central belt, Cowal offers a gateway to the beautiful coastlines, dramatic scenery and diverse wildlife of the Scottish Highlands.'

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