The best walking routes you can follow in Scotland (Our guides)

Here in Scotland, we're fortunate to have access to a vast number of historically important and fascinating locations. We find that those locations are best explored on foot, and helpfully a number of walking routes have been created which will allow you to explore these locations on foot quite easily. We've published guides about a number of them, here are some of the best walking routes to follow if you want to explore Scotland's beauty and history:

The Borders Abbeys Way

A beautiful walking route in the South of Scotland which takes you past 3 of the most incredible abbeys you'll ever see. Learn more in our guide here.

Kelso Abbay (Scottish Borders, Scotland, UK)

Loch Leven Heritage Trail

A 21km trail which takes you around Loch Leven. Learn more in our guide here.

Loch Leven heritage trail sign

The Southern Upland Way

A long route over 200 miles in length which is completed over a few days. Highlights include Sanquhar Castle. Learn more in our guide here.

Southern Upland Way sign Melrose

Fife Coastal Path

This route takes you past some incredible historical locations, including MacDuff Castle and the Wemyss Ancient Caves. Read our guide about this route here.


Mull of Galloway trail

A shorter trail (under 40 miles in length) which joins up with the Ayrshire Coastal Path. Read our guide here.


Galloway Kite trail

A must follow route if you want to catch a glimpse of Red Kites. Read our guide here.


The Skye Trail

Takes you from the North to the South of the island. Read our guide about the route here.


Scotland's Gallery Trail

Explore the best of Greater Speyside by following this route, which takes you past a number of great art galleries. Read our guide about the route here.


If you'd like to enjoy walking routes elsewhere in the UK, we have lots of guides about English walking routes such as The Ullswater Way, The Vanguard Way, and Marriott's Way. We also have a guide about the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.