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.
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
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.
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.
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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.