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Long Distance Walking Routes in Scotland

These are the major long distance walking routes in Scotland


Fife Coastal Path
Sense the freedom and enjoy the adventure of the Fife Coastal Path. 
Distance: 150km/93.75miles Duration: 5 - 7 days Height Gain: 100 metres/330 feet 


Rob Roy Way
The Rob Roy Way is a weeks walk from Drymen to the Highland Perthshire town of Pitlochry.
Distance: 148km/92.5 miles Duration: 7 days Height Gain: 500 metres/1650 feet   


West Highland Way 
Scotland's original long distance path running from Glasgow to Fort William. 
Distance: 152km/95 miles Duration: 7-10 days Height Gain: 800 metres/2650 feet 


Southern Upland Way
The Southern Upland Way is Scotland's longest route, traversing Scotland from west to east.
Distance: 340km/212 miles Duration: 12-20 days Height Gain: 1450 metres/4785 feet 


 Speyside Way
The Speyside Way runs from Buckie on the Moray Coast to Aviemore in the Cairngorms.
Distance: 105km/65 miles Duration: 4-7 days Height Gain: 500 metres/1650 feet 


Great Glen Way
The Great Glen Way connects Fort William with Inverness passing the famous Loch Ness.
Distance: 117km/73 miles Duration: 4-7 days Height Gain: 300 metres/990 feet 


St Cuthbert's Way
St Cuthbert's Way connects Melrose with the island of Lindisfarne in England. 
Distance: 100km/62miles Duration: 4 days Height Gain: 370 metres/1221 feet 


Borders Abbeys Way
The Borders Abbeys Way is a circular route connecting the historic Border towns.
Distance: 103km/64.4miles Duration: 4 days Height Gain: 300 metres/990 feet 


Arran Coastal Way
The Isle of Arran Way is a circular walk around the Isle of Arran.
Distance: 104km/65 miles Duration: 7 days Height Gain: 300 metres/990 feet 


The West Island Way 
The West Island Way follows a route running the length of the lovely Isle of Bute. 
Distance: 46km/29 miles Duration: 2 days Height Gain: 50 metres/165 feet 


Cowal Way
The Cowal Way runs through Argyll's Cowal peninsula running from Portavadie to Ardgartan. 
Distance: 92km/57 miles Duration: 5 days Height Gain: 1540 metres/5082 feet 


Cateran Trail
The Cateran Trail, named after local cattle rustlers, is a circular route from Blairgowrie.
Distance: 96km/60 miles Duration: 5 days Height Gain: 960 metres/3168 feet 


Formartine and Buchan Way
This Way runs north from Aberdeen to Peterhead and Fraserburgh along an old railway.
Distance: 86km/53 miles Duration: 5 days Height Gain: 200 metres/660 feet 


Cape Wrath Trail
The route runs from Fort William to Cape Wrath and is a great trek for experienced walkers.
Distance: 320km/200 miles Duration: 14-16 days Height Gain: 580 metres/1914 feet 


Sir Walter Scott Way
The Sir Walter Scott Way is a varied route across the eastern borders of Scotland. 
Distance: 148km/92.5miles Duration: 6 days 


The John Buchan Way 
A fully waymarked route from Peebles to Broughton following established hill tracks. 
Distance: 22km/13.75miles Duration: 1 day Height Gain: 800 metres/2640 feet 


The John Muir Way
East Lothian has a very distinct and varied coastline.
Distance: 47km/29.3 miles Duration: 2 days Height Gain: 120 metres/396 feet 


Nave-Nortrail - The North Sea Trail
NAVE NORTRAIL is a new long distance route currently in development. 


The Annandale Way
The way-marked route has been designed to cover a variety of terrain and landscape.
Distance: 55 miles Duration: 2-5 days 


River Ayr Way 
This route starts at Glenbuck in East Ayrshire ending in the pretty seaside town of Ayr.
Distance: 66km/41.25miles Duration: 2 days  


The Kintyre Way
The Kintyre Way lets you enjoy this wonderfully unexplored and beautiful part of Scotland. 
Distance: 142km/88 miles Duration: 4-7 days Height Gain: 400 metres/1320 feet 


The Carrick Way
The Carrick Way comprises of a circular route around the hills of North & South Carrick. 
Distance: 160km/100miles Duration: 8 days  


The Minigaig Pass - Kingussie to Blair Atholl
This 1-2 day walk is for experienced hikers only and runs from Blair Atholl to Kingussie.
Distance: 42km/26.5 miles Duration: 1-2 days Height Gain: 1120 metres/3696 feet 


The Clyde Coast Way
A four day coastal walk in South West Scotland with impressive scenery.
Distance: 80km/50miles Duration: 4 days Height Gain: 153 metres/504.9 feet  


Ayrshire Coastal Path
Scotland's newest long distance walking route takes in some of the finest coastal scenery.
Distance: 161km/100 miles Duration: 5-10 days Height Gain: 800 metres/2640 feet 


East Highland Way
Connects Fort William, outdoor capital of the UK, with the mountain resort of Aviemore.
Distance: 122km/76miles Duration: 5-7 days Height Gain: 350 metres 


Three Lochs Way
A great new 50 kilometre long walking route called The Three Lochs Way has just opened up  and as it can easily be accomplished in 3 or 4 days, it makes an ideal short break project. 
Distance: 50km/31miles Duration: 3-4 days Height Gain:  600m/1969 feet 

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