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  • Four people walk along the Fife Coastal Path towards St Monans
    St Monans on the Fife Coastal Path
  • Exterior shot of the ruins of Melrose Abbey
    Melrose Abbey on the Borders Abbeys Way
  • Close up shot of a sign for the Southern Upland Way
    Southern Upland Way
  • A group of walkers head in the direction of the Inveroran Hotel which has majestic mountain peaks behind it
    A group of walkers on a section of the West Highland Way, Argyll & Bute

Explore Scotland on foot on one of Scotland’s Great Trails, a network of long distance routes across the country.

Scotland’s Great Trails are distinctively waymarked, easily accessible and allow you to discover Scotland’s beautiful natural landscapes.

From mountains, lochs and forests to coastal paths and riverside walks as well as historical sites and Scotland’s fantastic wildlife, there are plenty of stunning natural sights to behold. Take the family and tick off a bite-sized chunk of one of the routes, do a bit each weekend or tackle the whole route in one go.

If you wish to see some of Scotland’s best dramatic mountain and loch scenery, the Great Glen Way, Southern Upland Way, the Three Lochs Way and the West Highland Way traverse some of the most beautiful places in Scotland.

Scotland's Great TrailsFollow some of Scotland’s iconic rivers from source to sea, on routes such as the Speyside Way which runs from Spey Bay in the Moray Firth, upriver to Aviemore, in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. Follow some other great river trails like the Annandale Way, the Clyde Walkway or the River Ayr Way.

Explore some of Scotland’s long coastline. Embark on the 117 miles of the spectacular Fife Coastal Path. You will discover fascinating wildlife, sandy beaches and quaint fishing villages. The Ayrshire Coastal Path, John Muir Way, Kintyre Way, Moray Coast Trail and West Island Way or new addition, the Berwickshire Coastal Path, also offer stunning coastal scenery.

Uncover Scotland’s rich and fascinating history on an historical trail. Follow in the footsteps of St Cuthbert on the St Cuthbert’s Way or discover ancient abbeys on the Borders Abbeys Way, perfect for exploring the beautiful countryside of the Scottish Borders. Or why not follow in the footsteps of marauding medieval cattle thieves on the Cateran Trail or Scotland's most famous outlaw Rob Roy on the Rob Roy Way?

If you are interested in transport and travel, discover canal towpaths, The Falkirk Wheel and old railway lines on some of the fantastic canal and railway routes, such as the Forth and Clyde Canal Towpath, the Dava Way and the Formartine and Buchan Way.

Follow one of Scotland’s Great Trails and experience the great outdoors.

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