Long Distance Walking Routes
- from the Scottish Borders
via Glasgow and Fort William to Cape Wrath
- Coast to Coast across Scotland
5. Allander - Kelvin Walkway ( Thumbnail Gallery )
6. Clyde River Walkway ( Thumbnail Gallery )
This long distance walking route covers 73 miles ( 117km ) from Fort William via Loch Ness to Inverness. It takes 5 to 6 days to walk the whole route. However it may be done in short sections over a longer period.
An ‘Ayrshire Coastal path’ linking Glenapp Kirk with Skelmorlie along the shoreline of the Firth of Clyde. The path connects 101 miles of beaches and cliff-tops along the Ayrshire coast. It is hoped that it will be linked with the Southern Upland Way and the West Highland Way to create a long distance pathway across Scotland.
11. Fife Coastal Path
A footpath that runs from North Queensferry to Tayport at the Tay Bridge. The path runs for 82 miles ( 132km ) along the coastline of Fife passing through many seaside villages. It takes around six days to complete.
12. Speyside Way
A route that follows the River Spey through some of the most beautiful scenery of Banffshire, Morayshire and Inverness-shire. It begins in Aviemore and ends at Buckpool harbour in Buckie - a distance of some 65 miles. There is a spur leading to Tomintoul bringing the total distance to some 80 miles ( 122 km ).
that runs for 92 miles ( 148 km ) from Drymen to
Pitlochry. The route provides spectacular views overlooking
Lubnaig, Loch Earn, Loch Venachar and Loch Tay and
passes through Aberfoyle, Callander, Strathyre, Killin, Amulree and
14. Cowal Way
The main walk is a 57-mile route from Portavadie on Loch Fyne in the West to Inveruglas on Loch Lomond in the East.
15. Cateran Trail
A scenic circular walking route of some 64 miles ( 103km ) in the Heart of Perthshire and the Angus Glens.
16. Borders Abbeys Way
A route linking the four abbeys of Kelso, Jedburgh, Melrose and Dryburgh. It includes the towns of Hawick and Selkirk. The full route is some 68 miles ( 109km ) in length.
A 62 mile ( 100km ) trail between the Scottish Borders town of Melrose and Lindisfarne ( Holy Island ) off the coast of Northumberland in England.
18. North Highland Way
This proposed coastal route would run for 115 miles from John O’Groats to Cape Wrath in the north-westerly tip of Sutherland taking in Dunnet Head, Holborn Head, Strathy Point and Skerray. One of the features of the far north is the outstanding sea-cliff landscape.
20. John Muir Way
21. Annandale Way
23. Dava Way
This trail from Granton on Spey to Forres follows Victorian highland ailway lines.
25. Kintyre Way
27. River Ayr Way
28. Three Lochs Way
29. West Island Way
A trail around the Isle of Bute from Kilchattan Bay to Port Bannatyne
30. Strathkelvin Railway Path / Thomas Muir Trail:
The East Highland Way is a new long distance walk that connects Fort William with the ski and mountain resort of Aviemore. It also connects with other long distance walks: the West Highland Way, Great Glen Way and Speyside Way.
32. Arran Coastal Way - a challenging and rugged long distance route runninf for some 100km around the coastline of the Isle of Arran