Looking into Glen Coe
Looking into Glen Coe.


Great Glen Way - 118 km (73 m) 

The Great Glen is Scotland's fourth waymarked National Long Distance Walking Route. It travels from Fort William at the northern end of the West Highland Way to Inverness following the Great Glen Fault. The Great Glen Route/Caledonian Canal was a much used shipping link in the 19th and earlier 20th century allowing trade to avoid the Pentland Firth and the French privateers during the Napoleonic Wars. The walk starts from the side of Loch Linnhethen follows the line of the Caledonian canal for almost all the way, this canal opening out into first Loch Lochy, then Loch Oich prior to the much longer Loch Ness. The way departs to the west of Loch Ness shortly after Driumnadrochit and takes a moor and farmland route before finally crossing the Caledonian Canal and the River Ness as the walk enters Inverness.

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Southern Upland Way - 341 km (212 m)

The Southern Upland Way runs coast to coast from Portpatrick on the south-west coast of Scotland to Cockburnspath on the North Sea coast. Passing through a varied landscape of pastoral valleys, forests and rugged uplands, in an area steeped in Scottisch history and tradition, the Way offers a unique experience for walkers. It is a big route in every way, with some demanding stretches through remote hill country. Walkers tackling should be well-equipped and experienced. The Southern Upland Way is described in a guide written by K. Andrew, and published by the Countryside Commission for Scotland, it comes in two volumes each with a separate Ordanance Survey map 1:50,000.

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Speyside Way - 68 km (42 m)

Starting at the Spey Bay on the Moray Firth the Speyside Way follows the river valley southwards along riverside tracks and quiet country lanes to Craigellachie in Morayshire. From here, the Way follows the former Strathspey railway line to Ballindalloch, close by the confluence of the Spey and the River Avon. The latter river flowing from its source at Loch Avon high in the Cairngorm Mountains. From Ballindalloch the route runs out over the shoulder of Ben Rinnes to Glenlivet (the famous Glenlivet whisky!) and then to Tomintoul, one of the highest villages in Scotland.

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St Cuthbert’s Way - 100 km (63 m

St. Cuthbert's Way is a new long-distance path established in 1996. It extends from Melrose in the Scottish borders to the island of Lindisfarne just off the coast of Nortumberland in north-east England, linking places associated with St Cuthbert. It includes a variety of delightful and quite unspoilt countryside: the Tweed valley (origin of the famous woollen cloth), the Eildon Hills, the Cheviot Hills (origin of one of the most famous breeds of sheep), and the Northumberland coast with its broad horizons, sandy beaches, and dramatic contrasts between high and low tide.

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Westhighland Way - 153 km (95 m)

Starting at Milngavie, on the edge of Scotland largest town Glasgow, the Westhighland Way goes to the foot of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, following the shores of Scotland largest loch, Loch Lomond. It is a superb walk through some of Scotland finest scenery of both the Lowlands and Highlands, providing walking that is in parts pleasant and relaxing, in parts strenuous and rough. The Westhighland Way is described in a guide written by R. Aitken, and published by the Countryside Commission for Scotland, it comes with a handy Ordanance Survey route map (1:50,000).

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