Region: Highlands and Islands

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

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

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

Category:Caithness
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www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Inner-Hebrides/

Category:Inner Hebrides
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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/Orkney/

Category:Orkney
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www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Outer-Hebrides/

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

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

Category:Shetland
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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.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/dunoon/benmore/

Category:Argyllshire
Size (acreage)120
Overview

'Sometimes still known as the Younger Botanic Garden, Benmore Botanic Garden covers an area of some 120 acres or 48 hectares. Set within a bowl of steeply rising mountains, Benmore enjoys a spectacular setting. Starting from the car park and visitor centre in the valley of the River Eachaig, the garden climbs the lower slopes of A'Chruach or Benmore Hill to a high point at a spectacular viewpoint 450ft above sea level ... '

Description from

Undiscovered Scotland

See also

Benmore Botanic Garden [RBGE]

www.nts.org.uk/visit/places/brodick-castle-garden-country-park

Category:Buteshire
Overview

'The quintessential Victorian "Highland" estate, Brodick Castle, Garden & Country Park on the Isle of Arran is the perfect place for a family day out. Dramatically set against the backdrop of Goatfell mountain, the grand red sandstone Scottish baronial-style castle has stunning views over Brodick Bay to the Firth of Clyde ...'

Description from

National Trust for Scotland

www.buteforest.org.uk

Category:Buteshire
Overview

'Bute Forest is located on the north end of the Isle of Bute. The community owned land merges with that owned by other parties and the paths, trails and interesting sites run throughout.'

Description from

Bute Community Land Company

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.'

www.caithness.org/geography/walksincaithness/

Category:Caithness
Overview

Walking in Caithness - & Some Sutherland 'Caithness has a huge range of walking possibilities from coastal paths along spectacular cliffs or inland to see castles, brochs or pictish places.   Caithness is also one of the least developed counties in Scotland so you may often find that interesting places are not sign posted.  A map or local book of the area will be of great help ...'

www.cowalfest.org

Category:Argyllshire
Overview

'All ages and abilities are catered for and the walks cover interest areas of wildlife, bird watching, drama, photography, art, history, heritage, folklore, tai chi, great gardens, great houses and some great hill walks including the opportunity to complete over 6 days the long distance trail "The Cowal Way".' Usually held Mid October.

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.'

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RSPB

www.shetlandamenity.org/trails-and-exhibits

Category:Shetland
Overview

Details of ten self-guide Trails amongst much else of interest about Shetland's Geology: [1] Journey into Shetland's Volcano - - - : [2] Explore the Shetland Ophiolite - the floor of an ancient ocean.

Description from

Shetland Amenity Trust

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.iohmf.co.uk

Category:Outer Hebrides
Overview

'Harris (also Scottish Gaelic: Na Hearadh, pronounced [nə ˈhɛɾəɣ]) is the southern and more mountainous part of Lewis and Harris, the largest island in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Although not an island itself, Harris is often referred to as the Isle of Harris ...' Usually held Early May.

www.kinlochleven.co.uk/see-and-do/

Category:Argyllshire
Overview

'The village of Kinlochleven is surrounded by stunning mountains and scenery. The West Highland Way passes through Kinlochleven from the renowned Devil's Staircase from Glencoe and the village is a popular stop off point for walkers and brings a steady stream of visitors looking for accommodation before setting off the following morning to Fort William. The walks in Kinlochleven have a character of their own ...'

See also

Glencoe and Kinlochleven [Walkhighlands]

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.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking/routes-and-places-to-walk/medal-routes....

Overview

'There are Medal Routes popping up all over Scotland with new walking hubs launched almost every week ... Online maps have been designed to be downloaded with ease. The full electronic version has information about the project and a Medal Routes challenge table to encourage you to walk more often. If you'd like the full electronic version of any of these routes please email ...'

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.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/reserves-a-z/noup-cliffs/

Category:Orkney
Overview

'Reaching over 76 metres above the sea, these dramatic cliffs house Orkney's largest seabird colony. Once seen, it's never forgotten!'

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RSPB

www.visitouterhebrides.co.uk/see-and-do/activities/walking

Category:Outer Hebrides
Overview

'If you are thinking of taking a walking holiday in the Outer Hebrides you will really be spoiled for choice when it comes to hiking trails in the Western Isles ... '

www.highlandramblers.org.uk

Overview

'The Area is served by three Groups: [1] Badenoch & Strathspey - - - : [2] Inverness - - - : [3] Lochaber & Lorn - each offering a full and varied programme of led walks throughout the year, as well as being a source of information to walkers.'

www.shetland.gov.uk/developmentplans/ShetlandCountrysideAccess.asp

Category:Shetland
Overview

These Website pages collate information about various aspects of Countryside Outdoor Access within the Shetland Islands, including Core Paths and Rights of Way, and the Local Access Forum.

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.'

unstwaw.weebly.com

Category:Shetland
Overview

'In October 2011 Unst became the 71st Walkers are Welcome community and the first island to achieve this recognition. At 60 degrees north Unst, the island above all others lies on the same latitude as Anchorage Alaska, Southern Greenland and St Petersburg Russia.'

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.visitouterhebrides.co.uk/see-and-do/activities/walking

Category:Outer Hebrides
Overview

'Walking in the Western Isles is particularly interesting as very rarely do you lose sight of the sea and the main hills ... Walks on Vatersay ... Walks on Harris ... Walks on Barra ... Walks on South Uist ... Walks on Berneray ... Walks on Isle of Eriskay ... Walks on North Uist ... Walks on the Isle of Lewis.' ALERT Entry Title and Link changed.

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.'

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VisitScotland

www.visitscotland.com/destinations-maps/orkney/see-do/

Category:Orkney
Overview

'Walking is one of the best ways to experience Orkney ... Throughout the islands there are walks that will be challenging and strenuous or easygoing – whatever the individual is interested in. There are various areas for walkers to enjoy; coastal routes, hill and moorland areas and woodland.'

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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.islayjura.com

Category:Inner Hebrides
Overview

Usually held Mid April.

Description from

Visit Islay Jura

www.shetland.org/things/outdoor/walking

Category:Shetland
Overview

'The official walking site for Shetland.' ALERT Website Links changed.

Description from

Promote Shetland

www.walkhighlands.co.uk/skye/

Category:Inner Hebrides
Overview

'The Isle of Skye is a walkers' paradise. From family walks on the spectacular coastline to dramatic scrambles in the Cuillin mountains, the most challenging in Britain, the island provides fantastic walking for everyone.

Description from

Walkhighlands

www.walkhighlands.co.uk/orkney/

Category:Orkney
Overview

'Though just ten miles from the northern coast, the islands of Orkney feel like a world apart. Most of the isles are low lying, with a soft, rolling landscape of fields and heather moorland, always fringed by the sea. The exception is Hoy - meaning High in Old Norse - is rugged and steep, fringed by the spectacular cliffs of St John's Head and the famed Old Man of Hoy.'

Description from

Walkhighlands

www.walkhighlands.co.uk/outer-hebrides/

Category:Outer Hebrides
Overview

'The Outer Hebrides - also known as the Western Isles - are a 130-mile long island chain on the northwestern fringe of the UK. The main islands are Lewis and Harris, North and South Uist, Benbecula and Barra, but there are also scores of smaller islands. Nearly all offer superb walking in an unrivalled setting.'

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Walkhighlands

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.'

Description from

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.visitouterhebrides.co.uk/see-and-do/culture-and-heritage/bonnie-pr...

Category:Outer Hebrides
Overview

'The Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail takes in areas of beautiful and dramatic scenery, and visitors can choose from a range of "short and easy" to "long and undulating" walks, cycle routes or Outer Hebrides Bonnie Prince Charlie locations best reached by car – meaning there is something to suit all levels of interest and ability.'

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Visit Outer Hebrides

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!'

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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.'

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.'

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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 ...'

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Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

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.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.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.

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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.highland.gov.uk/downloads/file/1085/east_sutherland_s_top_ten_wood...

Category:Sutherland
Overview

Leaflet prepared by Highland Birchwoods on behalf of East Sutherland Woodlands.

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The Highland Council

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.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.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.'

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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.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.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

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

Category:Argyllshire
Distance (miles)89
Overview

'Tarbert to Southend across the stunning Kintyre Peninsula.'

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.'

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.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/review-mary-queen-of-scots-way-guidebook/...

Category:Argyllshire
Distance (miles)107
Overview

'Coast to coast long distance route across central Scotland from Arrochar to St Andrews, linking many places associated with Mary Queen of Scots.  The route is largely off-road, using existing paths and tracks with some stretches of quiet country lane and short pathless sections.' Note Original Website cited here unavailable at Review; replaced by Link to the Walkhighlands Site.

Description from

Paul Prescott

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.mullmagic.com/walks-and-tours/

Category:Inner Hebrides
Overview

'Mull Magic offers a wide variety of wildlife walks and tours throughout the year. Most of our walks are either easy or moderately graded, although our Mountain Magic experience provides more of a challenge.'

Description from

Mull Magic

www.walkhighlands.co.uk/orkney/mull-head.shtml

Category:Orkney
Distance (miles)4
Overview

'Mull Head was designated as a Local Nature Reserve in 1993, for its wildlife, geology and history. It's a place of high cliffs and wild heathland, battered by storms in winter and teeming with nesting birds in the summer.'

Description from

Walkhighlands

See also

ALERT The original Walk referenced here from Walk Orkney seems no longer to be online; so I have replaced the Link with one from Walkhighlands.

www.nairnmuseum.co.uk/Events.htm

Category:Nairnshire
Overview

Explore the 'Fishertown' and 'High Street' areas of Nairn in the company of local history enthusiast, Alan Barron.

Description from

Nairn Museum

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.orkney.gov.uk/Service-Directory/C/Core-Paths.htm

Category:Orkney
Overview

'The Core Paths Plan includes a suite of maps showing the core paths for each area or island. The Plan and accompanying maps can be viewed by following the links ...'

Description from

Orkney Islands Council

www.orkneycommunities.co.uk/OLAF/

Category:Orkney
Overview

'The Land Reform Scotland Act 2003 requires each Local Authority to set up at least one Local Access Forum to advise it, any other person or body who asks for advice, on issues that arise in relation to the management of outdoor access. Local Access Forums have a key role to play in outdoor access. It is hoped they will become valued new local institutions – independent, expert and trusted – that can help access authorities, land managers and access users.'

Description from

Orkney Islands Council

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