Long Distance Walks in Scotland

Scotland is famous throughout the world for its astonishing landscape. Long distance walks in Scotland can open up the natural beauty surrounding our many Loch’s, to the rugged highlands which proudly boast the United Kingdom’s highest peak, Scotland plays host to some truly awe inspiring natural sights.

From the multitude of people from around the world who visit Scotland each year, tens of thousands of them come with the sole purpose of enjoying some of this scenery and to join the large number of Scottish nationals who regularly use these routes to stimulate the senses and to gain a real sense of achievement in completing these often challenging trails.

Walks in Scotland

Long distance walks in Scotland


Walks in Scotland range in length and type of terrain to ensure that anyone who is interested in walking will find a route which is suitable for them. However, the most popular routes are the Great Glen Way, Kintyre Way, Rob Roy Way, Southern Upland Way and the West Highland Way. These are all long distance walks, although each individual can choose to do as much or as little of them as they like and enjoy a worthwhile and positive experience. By following the links to each of the walks on this website, you will be given an informative guide to each walk which will include what you can expect to see along the way.

A Brief Introduction to Scotland’s Long Walks

Great Glen Way- Runs from Fort William to Inverness over a distance of 79 miles (127 km). Usually takes around 5-6 days to complete.

Kintyre Way- 87 miles (140 km) of trail from Tarbet to Dunaverty taking around 6 to 7 days.

Rob Roy Way- 92 miles (148 km), from Drymen to Pitlochry. Crossing the highland fault line and passing 4 lochs over a 6 to 7 day walk.

Southern Upland Way- A 212 mile (341 km) coast to coast route from Portpatrick to Cockburnspath on a challenging 12-16 day trip.

West Highland Way- 7-8 days from Milngavie to Fort William. This is Scotland’s most famous path and is 94 miles (151 km) long.