The Best Hiking Trails in Scotland

Going hiking in Scotland? Discover the best hikes and walking trails in Scotland and immerse yourself in nature. Scotland's long-distance walking routes, such as the West Highland Way and the Great Glen Way, are amongst the best hiking trails whether you're a novice or experienced hiker.

The walking routes in Scotland are distinctively waymarked, largely off-road and traffic free, and have a range of visitor services along the way, perfect if you're planning a multi-day walk or overnight stay.

A group of friends explore the Perthshire Countryside and set off to climb the famous Schiehallon Munro

© Perth and Kinross council / Fred Murray

10 Unmissable Walking Routes

Brodick Bay

© Barry Dawson / Ayrshire & Arran Tourism Group

Coastal Trails

Hillwalkers, Buachaille Etive Mòr in Glencoe

© VisitScotland / Kenny Lam

Mountains and Lochs

The Telford Bridge

© VisitScotland / Paul Tomkins

Source to Sea Routes

Melrose Abbey

© VisitScotland / Kenny Lam

Historical Trails

Corpach Sea Lock and Lighthouse

© VisitScotland / Kenny Lam

Towpaths, old trainlines and two wheels

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