Scotland is blessed with a number of wonderful long distance trails. With 26 well-managed and signposted routes, covering over 1,700 miles of beautiful coastal paths, loch and riverside and walks, mountain hikes and forest tracks; there is so much choice for anyone with a passion for long distance walking. The West Highland Way, one of Scotland’s most famous walks, is a prime example of what can be expected from the Great Trails.

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Each of the 26 Great Scottish Trails can be found below. If you are interested in any of these routes, please complete and submit the enquiry form.


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Annandale Way 

55 mile walk linking Moffat and Annan

Clyde Walkway 

The Clyde Walkway is a 40 mile journey from Glasgow city centre to the World Heritage Site of New Lanark.

River Ayr Way

The River Ayr Way is Scotland’s first source to sea path network. It covers a distance of 44 miles following the river Ayr from its source at Glenbuck Loch to the sea at Ayr.

Speyside Way

Running for over 60 miles between Buckie, on the Moray Firth, and Aviemore at the heart of Strathspey, following the valley of the River Spey for much of the way.


Ayrshire Coastal Path 

100 miles of coastline from Glenapp to Skelmorlie

Berwickshire Coastal Path 

28 miles along the high cliffs from Cockburnspath to Berwick

Fife Coastal Path

Running from the Forth Estuary in the South to the Tay Estuary in the North, the Fife Coastal Path stretches for 117 miles

John Muir Way

Covering much of the coastline between East Lothian and the Scottish Borders, the John Muir Way extends for 45 miles between Fisherrow and Dunglass.

Kintyre Way

87 miles of serious hiking and gentle rambles, stretching from Tarbert at the north end of the peninsula to Dunaverty in the South connects communities, landscape, people and produce.

Moray Coast Trail

The coastline and settlements of Moray are linked by a waymarked coastal trail of approximately 50 miles from Forres to Findhorn, Cullen and all the places between.

Mull of Galloway Trail

Running from the Mull of Stranraer to Glenapp in Ayrshire, this 35 miles coastal path follows the Loch Ryan Coastal Path, eventually linking with the Ayrshire Coastal Path.

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The West Island Way can be found on the beautiful island of Bute, easily reached by ferry from the west coast port of Wemyss Bay. This 29-mile waymarked route runs the entire length of the island.


Borders Abbeys Way 

A 64.5 mile circular walk in the heart of the Scottish Borders

Cateran Trail 

A 64 mile circular walking route through the heart of the Perthshire and Angus Glens

Cross Borders Drove Road

A 52 miles drove road over the Pentland Hills near Edinburgh through West Linton, Peebles and Traquair and Hawick.

Rob Roy Way

A 77 or 94 mile route across the Southern Highland of Scotland taking in some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK. Starting from Drymen on the West Highland Way it goes north east to finish in Pitlochry.

Romans and Reivers Route

Starting in Dumfries and Galloway, his 52 mile route follows Roman road, forest tracks, drove roads and country lanes through the Southern Uplands

St. Cuthbert’s Way

A 62.5 mile long distance walking route across the Scottish Borders to the Northumberland Coast, from Melrose to Lindisfarne (Holy Island.


Dava Way

A 24 mile path linking the towns of Forres and Grantown-on-Spey 

Formartine & Buchan Way

A 53 mile pathway using the former railway line linking Dyce, on the outskirts of Aberdeen, to the village of Maud, splitting into two routes to Peterhead and Fraserburgh.

Forth Clyde/Union Canal Towpath

Connected by the magnificent Falkirk Wheel, the Forth & Cyde and Union Canals meander through the Scottish Lowlands for 66 miles between Bowling to the west of Glasgow and Edinburgh in the east.


Great Glen Way

Running along the Great Glen Fault between Fort William, The Great Glen Way is 73 miles long following closely the line of the Caledonian Canal.

Great Glen Canoe Trail

Paddling 60 miles in a canoe or kayak along the Caledonian Canal.

 Southern Upland Way

The Southern Upland Way is Britain's first official coast to coast long distance foot-path. It runs 212 miles from Portpatrick on the south-west coast of Scotland to Cockburnspath on the eastern seaboard.

Three Lochs Way

Linking towns and villages on the west side of Loch Lomond between Balloch and Inveruglas, the Three Lochs Way is a generally low level, 32.3 miles route linking Loch Lomond, The Gareloch and Loch Long.

West Highland Way

The 96 mile long West Highland Way links Milngavie, just outside Glasgow, to Fort William in the Highlands. It passes from the lowlands, across the Highland Boundary Fault Zone and on into the Scottish Highlands. Much of the Way follows ancient and historic routes of communication and makes use of Drove Roads, Military Roads and Disused Railway Tracks