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Walking in Scotland
Glen Coe
Scotland's most famous and scenic Highland glen.


Walking in Scotland

Take a hike - go on, we know you want to! Walking in Scotland means mighty mountains to conquer, plenty of forest paths or coastal walks to meander along, charming villages to discover, and exciting city routes to explore.

Whether you'd like to enjoy a walking holiday, or simply an afternoon's amble, you're definitely in the right place. What are you waiting for? It's time to explore one of Scotland's best assets - the great outdoors!

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Scotland is full of hikes, trails, places to hill walk, and wanders to explore. From our city wonders and mountain escapes, to our coastal corners and woodland tranquility, there are a variety of landscapes and scenery to choose from for your walking adventures. You don't need to head off for hours to see Scotland's magic, but it is quite the breaktaking experience if you choose to do so.
Walking in Scotland is a fun-filled experience for the whole family to enjoy. Before you set off it is always a good idea to read up on the Scottish Outdoor Access Code to understand the rules of the landscape around you. For example, respecting farmland, keeping dogs on a lead around livestock, leaving no trace and taking all litter home with you. If you are looking for a more adventurous or longer clamber, it's always good to know what essential equipment to bring with you to stay safe, as well as familiarising yourself with local facilities and accommodation options.
There are so many locations and routes to choose from for your strolls in Scotland. If you need more inspiration and information, keep reading for weather tips, popular routes, family-friendly walks, and great advice from walking experts. Why not head over to our iKnow Community to find out more, or even share your favourite walks and experiences for other people to try out?

Share your favourite walking pics using #scottishwalks and #visitscotland!

Walking events are a great way to make the most of your trip, uncover hidden gems along the way, meet other like-minded people, and is a great way to learn more about the historic landscapes around you.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines, many events have been cancelled throughout 2020. Please book ahead and check with individual organisers in advance.

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