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The Bracklinn Falls in Callander
distance 5.33km Vertical gain +137m Vertical drop -130m duration 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Stirling

This walk is very easy and can be enjoyed with family.

The Table and the Needle at the Quiraing
distance 6.3km Vertical gain +345m Vertical drop -342m duration 2h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Highland

The Quiraing combines both majestic mountains and the mysteries of the Isle of Skye. The landscapes are magnificent.

Walking Glen Affric ( Download : PDF )
Glen Affric
distance 17.5km Vertical gain +163m Vertical drop -162m duration 5h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Highland

A nice trip around Loch Affric near Inverness. Not at all difficult and with some beautiful landscapes.

Walking Old Man of Storr ( Download : PDF )
Old Man of Storr
distance 4.11km Vertical gain +324m Vertical drop -322m duration 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Highland

A very short, easy walk to do late afternoon (when most walkers have come back down off the mountain) so you can enjoy the silence and evening light.

Walking Ben Ledi ( Download : PDF )
Ben Ledi
distance 9.42km Vertical gain +725m Vertical drop -723m duration 4h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Stirling

A lovely Scottish summit in the Trossachs. Great for lovers of romantic landscapes and moderately sporty excursions.

distance 14.3km Vertical gain +562m Vertical drop -561m duration 5h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Scottish Borders

This walk in the Northumberland National Park follows the England-Scotland border fence and starts from Kirk Yetholm. The walk uses the Pennine Way to reach Black Hag. The return route follows an alternative route of the Pennine Way back to the start.

On the rooftop of Great Britain: Ben Nevis
distance 16.09km Vertical gain +1318m Vertical drop -1318m duration 7h45 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Highland

Here is a magnificent peak held in high regard by our British friends, Ben Nevis. This summit, though in itself not very high relatively speaking, requires a significant climb in altitude because it starts almost at sea level. During the ascent, the views are breathtaking.

Walking The Fairy Pools ( Download : PDF )
The Fairy Pools
distance 6.67km Vertical gain +305m Vertical drop -305m duration 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Highland

A short walk around the Fairy Pools, so you can see them from close up, followed by a tranquil walk in the valley, away from the crowds.

distance 8.88km Vertical gain +472m Vertical drop -466m duration 3h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Aberdeenshire

This Aberdeenshire walk explores four summits on Bennachie. The route offers some excellent walking, wonderful views and the opportunity to visit an ancient hilltop fort of Mither Tap.

distance 13.04km Vertical gain +1351m Vertical drop -1266m duration 6h55 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Highland

This walk in the mountains north of Fort William visits the summits of Aonach Mor and Aonach Beag, both of which exceed 4,000 feet above sea level. The views on a good day are stunning especially of Ben Nevis. The route contains plenty of ascent and you should remember that suitable clothing is essential so you can cope with rapid changes in weather. There are also snow cornices to be considered.

distance 17.57km Vertical gain +883m Vertical drop -880m duration 7h05 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Highland

This high mountain walk visits the second highest summit in Scotland - Ben Macdui. In addition the route visits some of the wild country surrounding this peak including the summit of Cairngorm. Do choose a good day to complete this walk as navigation can be difficult for inexperienced walkers.

Walking Gladhouse Reservoir ( Download : PDF )
distance 8.06km Vertical gain +29m Vertical drop -28m duration 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Midlothian

Situated not far south from Edinburgh this walk follows lanes and tracks to complete a circuit of Gladhouse Reservoir. The reservoir is home to many bird species depending on the season.

distance 10.18km Vertical gain +220m Vertical drop -224m duration 3h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Dumfries and Galloway

The Mull of Galloway is the southernmost point of Scotland. This walk follows the coastline for part of the route before heading inland to cross the peninsula. Today it is a nature reserve managed by the RSPB and you can see a wide variety of birdlife in season.

distance 2.28km Vertical gain +88m Vertical drop -77m duration 0h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Highland

This Highland walk visits the most north-easterly point of mainland Britain. The coast around Duncansby Head is dramatic and full of bird-life in season.

distance 19.04km Vertical gain +679m Vertical drop -676m duration 7h05 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Eilean Siar

This circular walk on the Isle of Harris provides excellent walking through some wild country on good paths. There is a section of road walking.

distance 15.52km Vertical gain +27m Vertical drop -144m duration 4h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Highland

This walk lies within the Cairngorm National Park and visits the lochs and lochans that lie between Loch Morlich and the twon of Aviemore. The route offers a number of alternatives for the return to the start and provides an excellent walk if low cloud is limiting higher level walks in the mountains.

distance 8.43km Vertical gain +72m Vertical drop -72m duration 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Eilean Siar

This Outer Hebrides walk is a pleasant circular route around the Isle of Scalpay. Do be aware of rapidly changing weather conditions in this part of Scotland.

Glenmore Forest Park
distance 6.01km Vertical gain +91m Vertical drop -93m duration 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Highland

An easy, family-friendly walk in the Cairngorms National Park.

Elgol to Camasunary in the Cuillin
distance 14.82km Vertical gain +428m Vertical drop -432m duration 5h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Highland

A very nice hike along the water and mountains in the Cuillin.

Coire Lagan in the Cuillins
distance 6.53km Vertical gain +584m Vertical drop -584m duration 3h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Highland

A superb walk in the Cuillins, with breathtaking views of the sea and a charming little Loch at the end.
The only challenging part is the end of the climb, where you need to climb up some scree for the last 300 metres.