Some lesser Known Great Walks

Some Lesser Known Great Walks


Just a few wonderful trails that could be on your itinerary.

These walks are not very well known but deserve, I think, a lot more attention!

More 'discoveries' might be added later.



A word of warning: Walking in the 'wilds' of Scotland can be tricky and sometimes outright dangerousDo not take unnecessary risks!

The horrible tragedy on the The Aonach Eagach Ridge (5 August 2023) which involved 3 people, serves to highlight the dangers.


Region: Orkney Islands

St Magnus Way

Starts on the island of Egilsay, Orkney Islands.

A 90 km strenuous hill walk (5 days). Website

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Mary, Queen of Scots Way

A 172 km reasonably challenging hill walk (9 days). Website

Also read this beautiful blog by Marta Pereira!

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Rhenigidale and Maraig from Urgha

A 20 km moderate to difficult hill walk (6 hours). Website

Start & Finish: W63V+MWH Isle of Harris

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