Trails & Routes

Articles that include informative walking guides with maps and route descriptions.

Outer HebridesRegions of ScotlandThe Hebrides

Beinn Mhartainn Visitor Guide

There are many walking trails on Barra, but one of the best takes visitors around Beinn Mhartainn hill on the west side of the island, past the villages of Craigston and Allasdale and through windswept stretches of moorland that are home to golden eagles.

Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or a casual walker, this walking trail through the hilly interior of Barra will likely become one of your most memorable adventures on this remarkable island.

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Outer HebridesRegions of ScotlandThe Hebrides

Isle of Barra A888 Visitor Guide

The A888 ring road encircles the Isle of Barra and offers an easily accessible gateway to the stunning landscapes that make Barra a haven for cycling and walking enthusiasts.

In this article, we’ll embark on a journey around this road to explore both its western side (best known for being part of the Hebridean Way) and its eastern side which follows a less-visited but equally scenic coastline.

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East LothianRegions of ScotlandThe Lothians

Whiteadder Reservoir Visitor Guide

Whiteadder Reservoir is situated deep within the heart of the Lammermuir Hills in East Lothian.

The reservoir was created as an additional source of drinking water for the county but after work was completed in 1968 it become a haven for wildlife as well as a popular location for fishing and water sports.

One of the best ways to experience Whiteadder Reservoir is by walking a circular route around Priestlaw Hill which borders the body of water on its southern side.

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Perth & KinrossCentral Scotland & TaysideRegions of Scotland

Rob Roy Way, Callander Visitor Guide

The Rob Roy Way is an 80-mile walking and cycling route between Drymen in Central Scotland and Pitlochry in Perthshire. This part of the route runs through the town of Callander to the village of Strathyre on attractive paths that border rivers, lochs, steep hills and open glens.

The trail is flat and level so it offers an enjoyable day out for all abilities and ages, but the more adventurous can take detours to enjoy the glassy expanse of Loch Lubnaig and the tumbling waters of the Falls of Leny before continuing on to a well-deserved drink at Lochearnhead.

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Argyll & ButeRegions of ScotlandStrathclyde

Glen Loin Visitor Guide

This scenic walking route runs through the dramatic mountain peaks and glens of the Arrochar Alps in the Strathclyde region.

At around 11 miles the route offers an enjoyable walk on paths that vary between tarmac and muddy woodland on a circuit that’s mostly level with a few minor climbs.

Along the way, walkers will see Beinn Narnain, A’Chrois, Ben Vorlich, Ben Vane and Ben Lomond as well as the pretty village of Arrochar and the tranquil waters of Loch Long.

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GrampianRegions of Scotland

Banff Heritage Trail Visitor Guide

Take a walk through the historic harbour town of Banff in northeast Scotland with this heritage trail which leads you through the historic town centre as well as along the coastline and the harbour.

There’s a huge amount of history in this wee town including a pre-reformation market cross, a tollbooth, the gorgeous 18th-century Duff House, and of course the lovely harbour which now mainly serves leisure craft.

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