in summer or in winter. With its rugged scenery, clean, crisp fresh air and friendly people Scotland will provide you with an unrivalled hiking experience.
Here you can sample some of the best hiking and trekking in Europe, and the beauty of the Scottish Highlands combined with their fascinating and colourful history is an opportunity every walker should experience. The mountains of the Highlands can be found in the north and west of the country, where you can lose yourself among mists and legends, hills and lochs, and a unique mixture of tranquility and scenic splendor. You'll find some fabulous walks here.
The West Highland Way, from Milngavie to Fort William, a distance of 95 miles, is one of Scotland's most popular walks. Hills, dense woodland and wildlife make it one of the favourites with hikers from all over the world. And once you arrive in Fort William, if you have any energy left, you can carry on by taking the Great Glen Way, a further 73 miles to Inverness.
The Munros, Corbetts and Grahams have also become great favourites with hillwalkers and hikers. For more info see Hillwalking In Scotland.
The whole infrastructure for hiking in Scotland is excellent: the network of trails, trail maintenance, markings, accommodations in villages, facilities on the mountains, eating places and the transportation system.
The diverse landscape along Scotland's Southern Upland Way (Long Distance Walk) itself presents a range of terrains for hiking in scotland wide enough to suit every kind of walker from the novice to the expert.
There are some very challenging walks here and proper footwear is essential. There are huge savings at the Outdoor Megastore on walking boots and clothing for all your hiking in Scotland needs.
If you have no experience of hiking Scotland, it may be advisable to start off the easy way by taking in leisurely woodland walks, promoted by city of Glasgow GPs to encourage adults to become more active.
There are many opportunities in Scotland to enjoy the great outdoors with excellent facilities for walking and cycling. From the Highlands to South Ayrshire you can experience lochs, woodland and coastal walks with breathtaking views, some peace and quiet, and clean fresh air.
For those who are familiar with Scotland you need look no further than Scotland Walking Events & Festivals for listings of walks in all regions. If visiting the country then organised tours are probably your best bet.
Walking and Hiking Tours in Scotland ...
Explore the Scottish Highlands and Islands on foot. Isle of Harris, Isle of Skye. Multi-day, fully guided, small group travel. Cozy inn and B&B accommodations
An epic adventure across Scotland that links the man made trails that have made Scotland a 'Global Superstar' with some unsurpassed wild riding.
Escape to the hills for a day with one of our fantastic hiking in Scotland tours from Edinburgh.
Assynt in the North West Highlands of Scotland is a real gem! Ideal for hiking in Scotland.
Experience 5 days of exhilarating high mountain walking on Scotland ’s most beautiful mountains.
Hiking in Scotland doesn't come much better. The glen attracts visitors from all around the world for a great hiking adventure.
Torridon Area provides some exhilarating walking and scrambling on one of the most breathtaking collections of ridges and mountains.
Boasting the highest mountains in the British Isles, the Highlands contain the most pristine lakes and the wildest islands.
One of the most famous treks in the UK, the West Highland Way takes you from Glasgow to Fort William on a 95 mile trek. Some sections are surprisingly hard.
Our guided winter skills and walking holidays in the Scottish Highlands take you to spectacular summits under supervision and instruction.
Our guided winter skills and walking holidays in the Scottish Highlands take you to spectacular summits under the supervision and instruction.
Explore the mountains, wildlife, culture and history of the Scottish Highlands. Knowledgeable guides, charming accommodation and excellent food.
Mountain biking coast to coast in Scotland is an unforgettable experience. From high mountain passes to ancient forest single track.
If you prefer doing your own thing, you can search the database for Hostels & Budget Accomodation in Scotland and pre-book somewhere to stay at the lowest possible prices.
Hiking Resources :
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