Download the official guide to walking in Scotland
Refresh and enliven your senses in Scotland, a country perfect for walking. Whether you want a gentle stroll in the countryside among the trees and rivers, a breezy coastal stroll along sandy beaches or a walk through the wild mountain and loch scenery, Scotland has all of this in abundance.
Discover some of Scotland’s Great Trails, long-distance routes, which will allow you to see for yourself Scotland’s breathtaking landscapes as well as uncovering wonderful wildlife, old castles, abbeys, canals and other fascinating aspects of Scotland’s unique heritage.
Wherever you choose to walk in Scotland, it is important to be safe, so familiarise yourself with some simple safety guidelines to ensure you enjoy an invigorating and satisfying walk in the beautiful Scottish countryside.
Explore Scotland on foot on one of Scotland’s Great Trails, a network of long distance routes across the country.
Follow one of Scotland’s Great Trails or enjoy more leisurely strolls in the country and along the coastline.
You can go wild camping in Scotland and enjoy a night under the stars - provided you follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.
Know the Scottish Outdoor Access Code before you go walking.
Use these simple guidelines to enjoy walking in Scotland safely
Find information on the weather, walking route levels and where to go walking.
Whether you want a gentle stroll or a hike up a rugged mountain, take a look at the walking grades to help you find the perfect level of walk for you.
From Kirk Yetholm in the south to Cape Wrath in the north, follow the Gore-Tex Scottish National Trail, Scotland's longest walking route.
Take in Scotland’s regions on foot. Follow one of the country’s long distance routes and enjoy stunning scenery and adventure.
Come and experience Scotland’s world-renowned hunting, shooting and fishing amongst the stunning landscape and scenery.
World-class trails, stunning scenery and international events make Scotland a mountain biker's dream.
Scotland's world-class sailing experience offers clear water, rich coastal scenery, picturesque canals plus great facilities.
Surrounded by water with hundreds of rivers and lochs, Scotland is the perfect destination for your next watersports adventure.
Scotland is home to five ski centres and offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy a range of snowsports in the off season.