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distance 8.88mi Vertical gain +1844ft Vertical drop -1841ft Durée 5h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Scottish Borders

This walk in the Northumberland National Park follows the England-Scotland border fence and starts from Kirk Yetholm. The walk uses the Pennine Way to reach Black Hag. The return route follows an alternative route of the Pennine Way back to the start.

Visorandonneur
Coire Lagan in the Cuillins
distance 4.06mi Vertical gain +1916ft Vertical drop -1916ft Durée 3h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Highland

A superb walk in the Cuillins, with breathtaking views of the sea and a charming little Loch at the end.
The only challenging part is the end of the climb, where you need to climb up some scree for the last 300 metres.

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Elgol to Camasunary in the Cuillin
distance 9.21mi Vertical gain +1404ft Vertical drop -1417ft Durée 5h25 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Highland

A very nice hike along the water and mountains in the Cuillin.

Visorandonneur
The Table and the Needle at the Quiraing
distance 3.92mi Vertical gain +1132ft Vertical drop -1122ft Durée 2h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Highland

The Quiraing combines both majestic mountains and the mysteries of the Isle of Skye. The landscapes are magnificent.

Walking Loch of the Lowes Path ( Download : )
Accommodation, Restaurant
distance 4.64mi Vertical gain +469ft Vertical drop -463ft Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Perthshire and Kinross

A lovely walk through coniferous and deciduous woodland and open pasture, on the way to Loch of the Lowes. Use the hides at the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s visitor centre to sneak a peek in season at overwintering geese, ducks including goldeneye and the striking, head shaking courtship of the great crested grebe. A camera provides live and recorded images of the famous osprey nest in season and other local wildlife.

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Duncarnock Fort (The Craigie) from Neilston
distance 4.84mi Vertical gain +276ft Vertical drop -285ft Durée 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in East Renfrewshire

Duncarnock Fort (known locally as The Craigie) is a craggy hill (204 m / 669 ft) which stands invitingly on the banks of Glanderston Dam. Pausing on the summit of what was formerly an iron age fort, take a moment to wonder about it’s history and all that may have happened here many years ago! On a clear day, just as Mary Queen of Scots is rumoured to have done, you will enjoy panoramic views over greater Glasgow extending to the Campsies in the north.

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Lainshaw Woods & the Annick Water, Stewarton
distance 5.15mi Vertical gain +171ft Vertical drop -194ft Durée 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in East Ayrshire

A scenic and varied figure of eight walk which follows the Annick Water on its journey through Stewarton, including through the town’s popular Lainshaw Woods and Cunningham Watt Park.

Walking Catrine to Sorn Loop ( Download : )
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Catrine to Sorn Loop
distance 4.71mi Vertical gain +299ft Vertical drop -299ft Durée 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in East Ayrshire

Follow the River Ayr along a pleasant woodland trail to Sorn, passing through Catrine Voes Local Nature Reserve and alongside the historic Catrine Weir. On reaching Sorn, cross the humpbacked ‘Auld Brig’ before passing through part of the village and into the “Spooky Woods”. The return route to Catrine is via Chapel Brae, a pleasant single track road which passes Catrine War Memorial.

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Old Auchans House, Dundonald
distance 2.49mi Vertical gain +207ft Vertical drop -200ft Durée 1h20 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in South Ayrshire

Wandering though this delightful woodland, the impressive remains of 16th century Old Auchans House seem to appear out of nowhere. Go late January to see snowdrops galore, late April for wild garlic, and May for a sea of bluebells!

Walking Cornish Hill Trail ( Download : )
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Cornish Hill Trail
distance 3.46mi Vertical gain +351ft Vertical drop -341ft Durée 1h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in South Ayrshire

A brilliant and fairly easy circular walk from the Stinchar Bridge to the top of Cornish Hill, returning via the secluded and peaceful Cornish Loch. Fantastic views on a clear day!

Walking Ayrshire Smuggler's Trail ( Download : )
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Ayrshire Smuggler's Trail
distance 6.47mi Vertical gain +223ft Vertical drop -351ft Durée 3h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in South Ayrshire

Follow this ancient route between Dundonald and Troon, used in the 18th century to smuggle illegal goods inland! It covers a varied terrain including woodland paths, tarmac roads, grass and sand. You will pass a quiet reservoir, walk through Fullarton Woods then across Royal Troon Golf Course, finishing it off with a stroll along Troon’s sandy Beach.

Walking Peden's Cove, Failford ( Download : )
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Peden's Cove, Failford
distance 1.93mi Vertical gain +148ft Vertical drop -131ft Durée 1h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in South Ayrshire

Peden’s Cove is hidden inside Ayr Gorge Woodland, a Scottish Wildlife Trust reserve. This beautiful and ancient woodland is formed around an incredible red sandstone canyon, which gives the water of the River Ayr a vibrant red appearance when the sun shines directly onto it! Peden’s Cove, a set of steps carved into the red sandstone cliffs, is reached a mile along the footpath.

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Fairlie Glens and Waterfalls Circular
distance 4.76mi Vertical gain +591ft Vertical drop -600ft Durée 2h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in North Ayshire

On a clear day the views from this route are simply outstanding: the islands of Cumbrae & Arran and the pink sandy beaches at Fairlie and Hunterston. A variety of woodland paths, tracks and grassy hillsides lead you gently uphill past the remains of Fairlie Castle and along the base of Black Hill. The return section follows the Fairlie Moor Road and then the Ayrshire Coastal Path. There is the opportunity to visit some hidden waterfalls along the route.

Walking Kirstie's Trail, Barr ( Download : )
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Kirstie's Trail, Barr
distance 5.95mi Vertical gain +456ft Vertical drop -456ft Durée 3h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in South Ayrshire

Beautifully scenic forestry tracks take you along to Kirstie’s Cairn, a memorial to young local farmer Christopher McTaggart who lost his life there in a blizzard in 1913.

Walking Fairy Knowe Trail, Barr ( Download : )
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Fairy Knowe Trail, Barr
distance 4.7mi Vertical gain +531ft Vertical drop -518ft Durée 2h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in South Ayrshire

A stunning circular route through the idylic South Ayrshire countryside, the Fairy Knowe Trail is most definitely one of Scotland’s hidden gems. The walk follows a variety of forest tracks, mossy tree corridors, and hillside footpaths to reach a viewpoint known as the Fairy Knowe. After a short but steep descent, the track returns to the start following the course of the Water of Gregg.

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Dismantled Railway Walk, Darvel
distance 6.92mi Vertical gain +495ft Vertical drop -482ft Durée 3h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in East Ayrshire

A linear walk from the village of Darvel along a fantastic disused railway track to the Spirit of Scotland Monument beneath Loudoun Hill.

AONB
Blue Bonnet Trails Circular, Ayr
distance 7.21mi Vertical gain +62ft Vertical drop -66ft Durée 3h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in South Ayrshire

The fully way-marked Blue Bonnet Trails follow the journey taken from Ayr Town Centre to Alloway by Tam o’ Shanter as recounted in one of the most famous poems ever written by Robert Burns. The route described below combines the 2 Blue Bonnet Trails and forms a loop. The walk passes many points of interest along the way including Burns Cottage and Alloway's famous Auld Kirk and it also passes through both Belleisle and Rozelle Parks.

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Prince Albert's Pyramid, Balmoral
distance 3.64mi Vertical gain +535ft Vertical drop -528ft Durée 2h10 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Aberdeenshire

There are 11 cairns to discover within the Balmoral Estate and this short walk takes in two of them – Prince Albert’s Cairn (aka “the pyramid”!) and Princess Beatrice’s Cairn. A beautiful forestry trail awaits, and after a fairly steady walk uphill you will reach the summit of Creag an Lurachain (442 m /1450 ft) where the pyramid sits. A steeper but shorter descent follows, and a very lovely suspension bridge crossing.

Walking Ness Glen, Loch Doon ( Download : )
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Ness Glen, Loch Doon
distance 1.89mi Vertical gain +161ft Vertical drop -157ft Durée 1h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in East Ayrshire

An astonishingly beautiful short walk through a deep wooded glen following the River Doon as it begins it’s journey between Loch Doon and the Firth of Clyde at Doonfoot, Ayr. Expect waterfalls a-plenty! Form a loop by returning to the start via the hill path. The footpaths are uneven and narrow in places and you can expect boggy conditions on the high path. Be sure to take a camera as there are MANY photo opportunities!

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Dean Castle Country Park via Borland
distance 2.71mi Vertical gain +85ft Vertical drop -85ft Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in East Ayrshire

A beautiful countryside walk into the popular Dean Castle Country Park, taking in both Fenwick Water and Craufurdland Water. There are options to extend to visit the castle, Rural Life Centre, duck ponds and kids play area.

Walking Irvine Beach ( Download : )
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Irvine Beach
distance 6.56mi Vertical gain +10ft Vertical drop -10ft Durée 3h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in North Ayshire

Sandy Irvine Beach is wild, beautiful and seems to go on and on forever! In fact it stretches 3 miles along to Barassie. You can choose to walk all the way to Barassie and back, or if you are looking for a shorter walk, just go as far as you want to before turning back. Lined with high sand dunes and the Isle of Arran visible to the west, the beach here is popular with locals out for some fresh air and exercise.

Walking Ballast Bank, Troon ( Download : )
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Ballast Bank, Troon
distance 2.36mi Vertical gain +7ft Vertical drop -7ft Durée 1h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in South Ayrshire

You will begin by walking along a stone footpath built into the side of the Ballast Bank, followed by a stroll along the promenade towards Troon South Beach where there is an excellent play park for the kids to enjoy. On the return, try the path across the top of the Ballast Bank instead – you will be treated to spectacular views across the Firth of Clyde on a clear day.

Visorandonneur
Kintyre - Keil Caves to Dunaverty Castle
distance 2.78mi Vertical gain +72ft Vertical drop -79ft Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Argyll and Bute

This out and back seaside stroll follows a section of the Kintyre Way and connects historical sites on the southern tip of the Kintyre Peninsula around Southend.

Walking Rothesay Town Walk ( Download : )
Visorandonneur
Rothesay Town Walk
distance 1.71mi Vertical gain +148ft Vertical drop -138ft Durée 0h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in North Ayshire

This is a short circular route which has a steep incline halfway through. It links the main areas of interest in Rothesay with a woodland and seafront stroll allowing views across Rothesay Bay.

Visorandonneur
Toward Point and Toward Quay, Cowal Peninsula
distance 3.86mi Vertical gain +49ft Vertical drop -49ft Durée 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Argyll and Bute

This walk connects the highlights of Toward on the Cowal Peninsula in Argyle and Bute. It includes a coastal walk, ruins, a lighthouse and small quay. The views along the coast are breath-taking.

Walking Lynn Glen Circular, Dalry ( Download : )
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Lynn Glen Circular, Dalry
distance 1.16mi Vertical gain +108ft Vertical drop -105ft Durée 0h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in North Ayshire

This short circular walk around the Caaf Water is packed with unexpected ‘fairy’ surprises hidden within a tranquil wooded glen. The gorge is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest because of the unique and interesting rocks it contains. Perfect for families and for anyone who likes waterfalls!

Visorandonneur
distance 16.28mi Vertical gain +5420ft Vertical drop -5361ft Durée 12h10 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Stirling

4 Munros in the Tyndrum hills including Ben Lui & Ben Oss, starting and finishing at Lower Tyndrum station. Intended as a weekend trip but possible in one day for the very fit.

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Bla Bhienn from Elgol: an out and return walk
distance 12.61mi Vertical gain +3993ft Vertical drop -3986ft Durée 9h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Highland

This is an ascent of the South ridge of Bla Bhienn starting from and returning to Elgol. It includes the cliff top walk to Camasunary Bay, followed by the ridge. The views are spectacular and the ridge is one of the most memorable mountain days to be had.

Walking Perth country walk ( Download : )
Visorandonneur
distance 10.99mi Vertical gain +886ft Vertical drop -883ft Durée 5h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Perthshire and Kinross

The walk, 90% of which is on quiet country roads, on a good day offers truly brilliant country views. Many splendid views across extensive farmlands and on the latter half across the Tay Valley, the Tay Road bridge and towards the Earn river Valley.

Walking Kilbo ( Download : )
Visorandonneur
distance 11.1mi Vertical gain +1759ft Vertical drop -1716ft Durée 6h40 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Angus

Craig Lodge - Broom Hill - White Glen - Craig Lodge.

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On the rooftop of Great Britain: Ben Nevis
distance 10mi Vertical gain +4324ft Vertical drop -4324ft Durée 8h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Highland

Here is a magnificent peak held in high regard by our British friends, Ben Nevis. This summit, though in itself not very high relatively speaking, requires a significant climb in altitude because it starts almost at sea level. During the ascent, the views are breathtaking.

Walking Ben Ledi ( Download : )
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Ben Ledi
distance 5.85mi Vertical gain +2379ft Vertical drop -2372ft Durée 4h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Stirling

A lovely Scottish summit in the Trossachs. Great for lovers of romantic landscapes and moderately sporty excursions.

Walking Old Man of Storr ( Download : )
Visorandonneur
Old Man of Storr
distance 2.56mi Vertical gain +1063ft Vertical drop -1056ft Durée 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Highland

A very short, easy walk to do late afternoon (when most walkers have come back down off the mountain) so you can enjoy the silence and evening light.

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The Bracklinn Falls in Callander
distance 3.31mi Vertical gain +449ft Vertical drop -427ft Durée 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Stirling

This walk is very easy and can be enjoyed with family.

Walking The Fairy Pools ( Download : )
Visorandonneur
The Fairy Pools
distance 4.14mi Vertical gain +1001ft Vertical drop -1001ft Durée 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Highland

A short walk around the Fairy Pools, so you can see them from close up, followed by a tranquil walk in the valley, away from the crowds.

Walking Glenmore Forest Park ( Download : )
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Glenmore Forest Park
distance 3.73mi Vertical gain +299ft Vertical drop -305ft Durée 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Highland

An easy, family-friendly walk in the Cairngorms National Park.

Walking Glen Affric ( Download : )
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Glen Affric
distance 10.87mi Vertical gain +535ft Vertical drop -531ft Durée 5h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Highland

A nice trip around Loch Affric near Inverness. Not at all difficult and with some beautiful landscapes.

Visorandonneur
distance 9.52mi Vertical gain +4997ft Vertical drop -5003ft Durée 8h45 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Highland

A very interesting alternative, full of variations, to the normal route to reach the summit of the famous Ben Nevis, the highest peak in Great Britain. It is a wilder variant than the normal route. Without being too technical it remains a solid hike. It allows walkers the opportunity to contemplate the very famous north face of Ben Nevis.

Walking The West Highland Way ( Download : )
Visorandonneur
The West Highland Way
distance 96.87mi Vertical gain +9416ft Vertical drop -9452ft Durée 7 days Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in East Dunbartonshire

The West Highland Way (WHW) is a very popular walking route in Scotland. At over 150 km in length, and with moderate elevations, it crosses the most western (as its name suggests) and the most southern (dare we say) regions of the Highlands.

A superb hike, marked by the diversity of landscapes, the omnipresence of water (lochs, rivers, streams, waterfalls... and the rain), and the wild beauty of the landscape. Last but not least, you are likely to make a few friends along the way!

Visorandonneur
distance 2.91mi Vertical gain +148ft Vertical drop -43ft Durée 1h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Highland

A day adventure over to Horse Island. Make sure you cross from Lamb Island - the first little one - to Horse Island at low tide.

Visorandonneur
distance 3.48mi Vertical gain +374ft Vertical drop -374ft Durée 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Stirling

An early introduction to two classic Long Distance Routes, starting from the picturesque village of Drymen. The West Highland Way is a long distance route that runs from Milngavie, near Glasgow, all the way to Fort William, and it passes close to Drymen. The Rob Roy Way starts in Drymen and ends in Pitlochry.

Visorandonneur
distance 4.57mi Vertical gain +325ft Vertical drop -335ft Durée 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Stirling

Enjoy a moderate stroll through woodland and open fields taking in surrounding peaks and the chance of spotting distinctive wildlife.

Walking The Glacier Trail ( Download : )
Visorandonneur
distance 3.02mi Vertical gain +59ft Vertical drop -59ft Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Stirling

Explore some of this area’s geology on the low-level glacier trail. It starts near the Roman Camp Hotel at the east end of Main Street and follows a short stretch of the River Teith.