Hiking Scotland

Scotland has some of the best walking holidays in Europe. Why do I say the best, well for a few reasons. (I was born there is one)

  • the landscapes are beautiful
  • it is easy to get the start or end of the routes
  • the hostels, hotels, and other accommodations are a reasonable price
  • The hiking routes are not crowded, in fact, they can be deserted
  • There are several great multi-day hikes
  • It is easy to walk a different route every day if you choose a base wisely
West Highland Way

Ultimate Guide to the West Highland Way

The 96 mile West Highland Way stretches from Milngavie to Fort William, follows a mixture of cattle paths, old military roads, drover tracks while undulating alongside lochs, over moorland, and through forests. The West Highland Way is undoubtedly the most famous long-distance hiking trail in Scotland.

Fife Coastal Path

Fife Coastal Path

After spending a few cold months cooped up inside, I was dying to get out and explore more of Scotland. I was looking for a trail that’s scenic, well-signposted, and close to home, not too busy, and with plenty of camping options and services. The Fife Coastal Path ticked all the boxes.

Aberlour near the Speyside Way

The Speyside Way

Ever since I read an article about the Speyside Way, its beautiful landscape, traditional pubs, and rich culture and history, it had been on my bucket list.

After finally completing the trail in three go’s, I must admit that the author of the aforementioned article was right—the Speyside Way is indeed the perfect way to experience the northeast of Scotland.

Annan Bridge on the Annandale Way

The Annandale Way

I tackled the Annandale Way a few years ago. This is a fairly new long-distance trail that runs along the river Annan. Although it’s only a 55-mile walk, I gained a whole new perspective on my home country during my journey. While exploring the South West on foot, I discovered new places and rediscovered old ones.

The end of St Cuthbert's Way

St Cuthberts Way

St Cuthbert’s Way has shown me that the Camino isn’t the only magical pilgrimage of the sort. I first learned about St Cuthbert’s Way completely by accident. When walking one section of the Northumberland Coast Path, I was told that it links directly to STW.

Ayrshire Coastal Path

Ayrshire Coastal Path

Running between Glenapp in the South and Skelmorlie in the North, the Ayrshire Coastal Path allows you to explore one of the finest panoramic coastlines in the British Isles.

Great Glen Way

Great Glen Way

If you are a beginner, the Great Glen Way is one of the best introductions to long-distance walking. It Is also the perfect continuation of the West Highland Way, as it starts in Fort William.

Southern Uplands Scotland

Southern Upland Way

If you want to get away from it all on one of Scotland’s long-distance hiking routes then there’s perhaps nowhere better than the Southern Upland Way in Galloway.

What is Munro Bagging? Munro Bagging for Beginners

When it comes to hiking in Scotland, its absolute pinnacle is undoubtedly Munro bagging. Although this means leaving the safe low-level trekking trails behind you, a lot of outdoor enthusiasts have Munro Bagging as their favorite pastime.

Rob Roy Way in Scotland

Rob Roy Way

The Rob Roy Way is a hidden gem, unlike the West Highland Way it doesn’t get very crowded and it is well off the beaten tourist paths. If you are looking for stunning scenery and some quiet time this is the walk for you.

West Highland Way packing list

What to Pack for the West Highland Way

Here is the complete packing list for the West Highland Way. Unless you are using a transport service for your bags pack as light as possible.

Best Time to Walk the West Highland Way

Best Time to Walk the West Highland Way

Scotland is a lovely country that attracts many tourists. However, weather is crucial and you should know when is the best time to walk the West Highland Way.

House in the mountains

The Best Long Hiking & Walking Routes in Scotland

There’s something about long-distance hikes that feels very soothing. Walking for days on end and not worrying about anything other than how to get from one place to the next has a very simple, relaxing charm to it, and hiking enthusiasts know all about how energizing it can be. If you decide to visit one of the countries with the most beautiful, untouched nature on top of it? Well, you’re in for a wonderful experience.

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