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  • A group walking into Corrie Fee in the Angus Glens
    Corrie Fee in the Angus Glens
  • Two walkers look out from the Bennan Viewpoint on the Galloway Red Kite Trail
    The Bennan Viewpoint on the Galloway Red Kite Trail
  • A group of walkers on a guided walk in the Angus Glens
    Join a guided walk
  • A group of walkers listen to a Ranger from the Angus Ranger Service on a guided walk in Glen Clova
    A guided walk led by a Ranger at Glen Clova

Take a walking holiday in Scotland, whether you want to follow one of Scotland’s Great Trails or enjoy more leisurely strolls in the country and along the coastline.

Scotland’s magnificent and varied landscape makes for some excellent walking opportunities and a walking holiday is one of the best ways of appreciating the country.

Follow one of Scotland’s Great Trails for the remarkable scenery and sense of achievement at the end of your walk.

You could walk the West Highland Way, Great Glen Way, Speyside Way or Southern Upland Way. Other popular options include the Moray Coastal Trail and the Fife Coastal Path.

You can walk the entire distance or complete a section of your chosen trail. All of these trails are waymarked and are easily accessible.

Why not go on a guided walking holiday and get the benefit of local knowledge to enhance your walking experience. Walking and hiking tours are available from a range of operators.

The country’s walking trails vary in degree of difficulty from beginner to experienced and so it is useful that walking grades exist so you have a clear picture of the demands of each walking trail

It’s useful to know the Scottish Outdoor Access Code so that you enjoy the great outdoors in a responsible manner and you’ll want to be prepared for different weather conditions and know what to wear and what to take.

Take a look at some Frequently Asked Questions as regards walking in Scotland and pick up a copy of the latest Walk in Scotland brochure for the fuller picture on Scottish walking breaks. 

There is a lot of walker-friendly accommodation including bed & breakfasts, hostels and campsites. Another intriguing option is wild camping beneath the stars.