In light of COVID-19, everyone's health and safety is the most important thing. This means despite the love and desire to share our friendly, passionate and unique country, we must ask everyone at this time not to make any unnecessary trips around Scotland to go walking. Please stay safe everyone.
What are both great in length and great in scenery? Scotland's Great Trails, of course! Scotland's long distance walking routes, such as the West Highland Way, the Great Glen Way and the Southern Upland Way are amongst the best walking routes in the world for experienced hikers and take you through some of our most outstanding scenery. They're fantastic for those who want to discover the country on foot, by bike, or even along one route, in a canoe!
The trails are distinctively waymarked, largely off-road and traffic free and have a range of visitor services along the way. You can enjoy the trails your own way – take the family and walk or bike a route in small sections on an afternoon or day trip, or plan a multi-day epic and tackle a trail in one go.
If you decide to opt for a multi-day walk or want to stay overnight after a day on the trails and are looking for a room for the night, check out our Walkers Welcome scheme businesses. You’ll receive a warm welcome, drying facilities, local walks, weather and public transport information and more.
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