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distance 8.88mi Vertical gain +1844ft Vertical drop -1841ft Durée 5h40 Average Average
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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

From Kinlochleven to Fort William
distance 15.03mi Vertical gain +1647ft Vertical drop -1663ft Durée 8h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Highland

The seventh and last stage of the WHW makes us evolve in a beautiful setting, at the foot of the Mamore hills. We then cross lightly wooded areas, from which we benefit from a prominent view of Ben Nevis, the highest point in Great Britain. Arrival in the city of Fort William marks the end of this long hike.

From Kingshouse Hotel to Kinlochleven
distance 8.9mi Vertical gain +1109ft Vertical drop -1864ft Durée 5h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Highland

The sixth stage of the WHW takes us through the highest point of the entire hike, an unnamed pass at an altitude of 550m. After a pleasant walk at the foot of Beinn a’ Chrùlaiste, you reach the pass by climbing the Devil's Staircase, an easier climb than the name of this path suggests. We then descend on good paths or wide tracks on the former small industrial town of Kinochleven.

Bridge of Orchy to Kingshouse Hotel
distance 12.11mi Vertical gain +1427ft Vertical drop -1125ft Durée 6h50 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Argyll and Bute

This fifth stage of the WHW brings us to yet more superb landscapes! The ascent of the small hill of Màm Carraigh offers a very beautiful point of view on Loch Tulla. Then, for about ten kilometres, we follow a very comfortable old military road and we climb gently and very regularly towards a pass in the middle of the moor. Ahead during the descent you will see the classic pyramid silhouette of the Buachaille summit.

From Inverarnan to Bridge of Orchy
distance 18.9mi Vertical gain +1788ft Vertical drop -1306ft Durée 10h15 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting point in Stirling

The fourth stage of the WHW takes us first up the Falloch river, then across a beautiful forested area and finally sneaks around the foot of high hills. There is much talk of bridges in this stage, two of them having been damaged during a recent flood, which leads to a detour and a ford that is... refreshing.

This very long stage can be shortened by taking public transport for the last section, from Tyndrum to Bridge of Orchy.

From Rowardennan to Inverarnan
distance 14.04mi Vertical gain +1270ft Vertical drop -1273ft Durée 7h35 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Stirling

The third stage of the WHW consists of going up Loch Lomond. We start by climbing steadily in a very beautiful forest, for superb views of the lake, while crossing waterfalls that descend from Ben Lomond. Once back at the edge of the lake, follow the shore for a long time, more or less closely, on paths that lead you on a rollercoaster ride winding between the rocks. A brief ascent between beautiful landscapes and a descent to Inverarnan rounding off this long stage.

Walking From Drymen to Rowardenann ( Download : )
From Drymen to Rowardenann
distance 15.19mi Vertical gain +1729ft Vertical drop -1804ft Durée 8h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Stirling

This second stage of the WHW is superb! It consists of three distinct parts. First of all, we cross a pretty forested area. Then, after a pleasant crossing of meadows, we climb Conic Hill, from where the panorama over the Highlands and Loch Lomond is very extensive. After a steep descent to the port of Balmaha, you alternate between the lakeside passages and climbs and descents in the forest.

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

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

Walking Milngavie to Drymen ( Download : )
Milngavie to Drymen
distance 12.7mi Vertical gain +446ft Vertical drop -417ft Durée 6h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in East Dunbartonshire

The first stage of the WHW which presents no other difficulty than its distance takes us through the Scottish countryside and a taste of the first hills of the Highlands.

Walking Old Man of Storr ( Download : )
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.

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

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

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 : )
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!

distance 2.91mi Vertical gain +148ft Vertical drop -43ft Durée 1h30 Average Average
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.

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.

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 : )
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.

Walking Lower woods - Callander ( Download : )
distance 1.68mi Vertical gain +203ft Vertical drop -217ft Durée 0h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Stirling

Enjoy a walk along an undulating path through this atmospheric mixed woodland to a viewpoint over the Mentieth hills.

Walking Callander Meadows ( Download : )
distance 1.13mi Vertical gain +16ft Vertical drop -16ft Durée 0h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Stirling

This is a very pleasant level riverside route with lots of wildlife and wild flowers by the banks of the River Teith.

Walking Beinn Mhor in Cowal ( Download : )
distance 8.91mi Vertical gain +2192ft Vertical drop -2165ft Durée 6h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Argyll and Bute

The highest peak in Cowal (741 metres) offers wonderful views of Loch Eck, the Clyde Estuary and north and west to the Highlands and islands.

distance 4.91mi Vertical gain +102ft Vertical drop -131ft Durée 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Argyll and Bute

This route takes you from Benmore Botanic Garden along the banks of the Rivers Massan and Eachaig on woodland paths and the old road.

Walking Strone Hill ( Download : )
distance 3.59mi Vertical gain +1217ft Vertical drop -1207ft Durée 2h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Scotland

Strone Hill overlooks the village of Strone and offers superb views over the Firth of Clyde and its sea lochs. On a clear day, it is possible to see over to Arran, the Arrochar Alps and down the Clyde to Inversnaid Tarbet Glasgow.

Walking Acharn Forest ( Download : )
distance 4.03mi Vertical gain +400ft Vertical drop -400ft Durée 2h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Stirling

In the south-west of Killin, this easy circuit takes you through a planted forest and native woodland, with the possibility to link to other routes exploring Glen Ogle or Loch Breaclaich.

Walking Auchmore Circuit ( Download : )
distance 2.59mi Vertical gain +154ft Vertical drop -125ft Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Stirling

You get a wonderful taste of the beautiful landscape around Killin on this easy walk, including woodlands, Loch Tay and the towering Tarmachan Ridge.

Walking Sron a’ Chlachain ( Download : )
distance 2.44mi Vertical gain +1312ft Vertical drop -1312ft Durée 2h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Stirling

The rewards for this steep, short walk are stunning views down to Killin and over Loch Tay, after climbing through beautiful oak woodland.

distance 5.52mi Vertical gain +1549ft Vertical drop -1529ft Durée 3h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Aberdeenshire

This Aberdeenshire walk explores four summits on Bennachie. The route offers some excellent walking, wonderful views and the opportunity to visit an ancient hilltop fort of Mither Tap.

distance 8.1mi Vertical gain +4432ft Vertical drop -4154ft Durée 7h35 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Highland

This walk in the mountains north of Fort William visits the summits of Aonach Mor and Aonach Beag, both of which exceed 4,000 feet above sea level. The views on a good day are stunning especially of Ben Nevis. The route contains plenty of ascent and you should remember that suitable clothing is essential so you can cope with rapid changes in weather. There are also snow cornices to be considered.

distance 10.92mi Vertical gain +2897ft Vertical drop -2887ft Durée 7h35 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Highland

This high mountain walk visits the second highest summit in Scotland - Ben Macdui. In addition the route visits some of the wild country surrounding this peak including the summit of Cairngorm. Do choose a good day to complete this walk as navigation can be difficult for inexperienced walkers.

Walking Gladhouse Reservoir ( Download : )
distance 5.01mi Vertical gain +95ft Vertical drop -92ft Durée 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Midlothian

Situated not far south from Edinburgh this walk follows lanes and tracks to complete a circuit of Gladhouse Reservoir. The reservoir is home to many bird species depending on the season.

distance 6.33mi Vertical gain +722ft Vertical drop -735ft Durée 3h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Dumfries and Galloway

The Mull of Galloway is the southernmost point of Scotland. This walk follows the coastline for part of the route before heading inland to cross the peninsula. Today it is a nature reserve managed by the RSPB and you can see a wide variety of birdlife in season.

distance 1.42mi Vertical gain +289ft Vertical drop -253ft Durée 0h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Highland

This Highland walk visits the most north-easterly point of mainland Britain. The coast around Duncansby Head is dramatic and full of bird-life in season.

distance 11.83mi Vertical gain +2228ft Vertical drop -2218ft Durée 7h25 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Eilean Siar

This circular walk on the Isle of Harris provides excellent walking through some wild country on good paths. There is a section of road walking.

distance 9.64mi Vertical gain +89ft Vertical drop -472ft Durée 4h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Highland

This walk lies within the Cairngorm National Park and visits the lochs and lochans that lie between Loch Morlich and the twon of Aviemore. The route offers a number of alternatives for the return to the start and provides an excellent walk if low cloud is limiting higher level walks in the mountains.

distance 5.24mi Vertical gain +236ft Vertical drop -236ft Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Eilean Siar

This Outer Hebrides walk is a pleasant circular route around the Isle of Scalpay. Do be aware of rapidly changing weather conditions in this part of Scotland.