Walks, Routes & Paths
Long Distance Walking Trails, stunning Scenic Routes and...the "Heritage Paths"). Indulge yourself and have a look!:
The Long Distance Walking Trails are for many of us a fantastic way to explore the land, train the body and sooth the soul at the same time.
Although I usually create my very own route using detailed maps, I can very well understand the attraction of the Trails. Most of them are signposted and all of them are well documented. The Trails are also ‘designed’ to show the countryside in all its glory and (most of them) also take rest stops and accommodation into account.
I have added GPX files (connected waypoints) for those of you who would like to use their mobile phone or an other device to follow the trail instead of using the "old school" map.
Although I am very much interested in these developments, personally I still prefer a map. But than, I'm a bit old school as well........I guess.
There are two kinds of "Scenic Routes":
- My personal favourites. Routes that I 'found' to be an absolute delight with landscapes that are awe inspiring or just simply beautiful. In essence these are routes for cars, but rest assured: travelers on foot or on a bike will find them very gratifying as well.
- The other routes are official routes promoted by Visit Scotland or other organisations. These routes are often theme based like a whisky trail, an outlander trail or a historic route. Here you will also find the very popular North Coast 500, although that is not really a route.
Before the knowledge of the old paths in Scotland has gone forever, "Heritage Paths" has started a project to promote the existence and the heritage of these paths. It will give an added dimension to your walks when you discover these almost lost pathways for yourself.
More and more old paths are being re-discovered. Paths, the Roman legions, monks, drovers or traders once used. Infinitely interesting and for walkers especially a great addition to the established trails.