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Long Distance Walking Trails (with GPX-files!)

This map is still under development!

The Trails are the perfect way to explore the land, train the body and sooth the soul at the same time. A sense of freedom with a touch of timelessness and near childlike wonder. Walking (or ambling) also gives you time to think and reflect. Although personally I prefer to create my very own route, I can very well understand the attraction of the Trails. Most of them are signposted and all of them are well documented. Underneath you'll find the Long Distance Walking Trails in Scotland and each trail contains a link to a dedicated site with all the details. Some trails intersect and the network of 'Heritage Paths' are great for 'trail jumping'.

 

Trail Grading (Developed by Walkhighlands):

Grade 1 - Easier walks, mostly on well defined paths, with no special difficulties.

Grade 2 - Slightly harder walks. Paths may be indistinct, navigation skills are required.

Grade 3 - Moderate hillwalks. Terrain will be steep, map reading skills essential.

Grade 4 - Harder hillwalks. Can include longer walks and pathless sections calling for more careful navigation. There may be scree and minor scrambling. This grade is quite broad and includes the bulk of the Munros.

Grade 5 - Tough by hillwalking standards; these routes can be very arduous or include trickier scrambling. Includes the hardest or most strenuous Munros.

1

Heritage Path connection with Cape Wrath Trail, Scottish National Trail, South Loch Ness Trail and Great Glen Way!

Distance:  71 KM/Grade 3

Drumnadrochit - Morvich

2

Distance:  88 KM/Grade 3

Moffat - Newbie Mains

3

Distance: 109 KM/Grade 4

Brodick - Brodick

4

Distance: 148 KM/Grade 2

Glenapp - Skelmorlie

5

Distance:  48 KM/Grade 2

Cocksburnpath - Berwick-upon-Tweed

6

Distance: 107 KM/Grade 2

Jedburgh - Jedburgh

7

Heritage Path connection with Affric Kintail Way and the John o'Groats Trail!

Distance: 378 KM/Grade 4

Fort William - Cape Wrath

8

Distance: 104 KM/Grade 3

Blairgowrie - Blairgowrie

9

Distance:  65 KM/Grade 1

Glasgow - New Lanark

10 *

Distance:  82 KM/Grade 2

Hawick - Harperrig

11

Distance:  38 KM/Grade 1

Grantown - Forres

12 *

Distance:  66 KM/Grade 1

Aberdeen - Ballatar

13

Heritage Path connection with West Highland Way!

Distance: 128 KM/Grade 4

Fort William - Aviemore

14

Distance: 183 KM/Grade 2

Kincardine - Newburgh

15

Distance:  86 KM/Grade 1

Dyce - Fraserburgh / Peterhead

16

Heritage Path connection with Affric Kintail Way!

Distance: 117 KM/Grade 2

Fort William - Inverness

17

Distance:  48 KM/Grade 2

Callander - Inversnaid

18

Distance: 135 KM/Grade 2

Wallsend - Bowness-on-Solway

19

Distance: 212 KM/Grade 1

Helensburgh - Dunbar

20

Heritage Path connection with Cape Wrath Trail and Scottish National Trail!

Distance: 238 KM/Grade 4

Inverness - John o'Groats

21

Distance: 161 KM/Grade 3

Tarbert - Machrihanish

22

Distance:  90 KM/Grade 3

Portavadie - Inveruglas

23

Distance:  72 KM/Grade 2

Forres - Cullen

24

Distance:  72 KM/Grade 2

Mull of Galloway - Glenapp

25

Heritage Path connection with Southern Upland Way!

Distance:  65 KM/Grade 1

Glenbuck - Ayr

26

Distance: 128 KM/Grade 2

Drymen - Pitlochry

27 *

Heritage Path connection with Affric Kintail Way and the John o'Groats Trail!

Distance: 864 KM/Grade 4

Kirk Yetholm - Cape Wrath

28

Distance: 128 KM/Grade 4

Rubha Hunish - Broadford

29

Heritage Path connection with Affric Kintail Way!

Distance:  43 KM/Grade 2

Torbreck - Fort Augustus

30

Heritage Path connection with River Ayr Way!

Distance: 338 KM/Grade 3

Portpatrick - Cocksburnpath

31

Distance: 116 KM/Grade 2

Buckie - Aviemore

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St Columba's Way: See: Way of St Andrews

32

Distance: 100 KM/Grade 2

Melrose - Lindisfarne

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St Duthac's Way: See: Way of St Andrews

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St Ninian's Way: See: Way of St Andrews

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St Wilfrid's Way: See: Way of St Andrews

33

Distance: 112 KM/Grade 3

Lochinver - Tongue

34

Distance:  53 KM/Grade 2

Balloch - Inveruglas

35

4 trails featured

36

Heritage Path connection with East Highland Way!

Distance: 151 KM/Grade 2

Milngavie - Fort William

37

Distance:  34 KM/Grade 2

Kilchattan Bay - Kilchattan Bay