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Trail Walking Scotland

Trail Walking in Scotland

Scotland’s long distance walking routes are amongst the best walking routes in the world for hikers of all experience levels and take you through some of our most outstanding scenery.

Scotland is a walker’s paradise. From hiking in the Scottish Highlands to walking alongside the tranquil waters of an inland loch to climbing beside the tumbling falls of a wild mountain river (possibly even one we Raft down). You can also discover a more unassuming side to Scotland’s trails too, with quiet valleys and accessible foothills, making it the perfect walking retreat for all abilities.

Take a look at some of our unmissable walking routes sellected for you and see how we can fit them in with your very own adventure activity tour in Scotland.

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Allt Mor Glenmore Forest and woodland walks

Allt Mor

Distance: 3.5 miles, 2 to 2.5 hours.
Grade: Moderate
The trails from Allt Mor take you through a wonderful mix of tall, thick pines and young saplings, with a tumble of heather, blueberry and juniper on the ground. Everywhere there’s the chatter of running water, tumbling down from the mountains. If the forest works its magic and you’d like to see bit more, follow the blue markers up the glen when you meet the Ryvoan Trail until you reach the sheltered beauty spot of Lochan Uaine (The Green Lochan).

Loch Morlich walking trails and loch views

Loch Morlich Trail

Distance: 3.5 miles, 2 to 2.5 hours.
Grade: Moderate
Winding through Forestry Commission land, with the loch shining through the trees, this trail gives you a real experience of the great swathe of woodland that washes against the slopes of the Cairngorms. Look out for dippers, wagtails and herons by the burns that feed the loch along the way. Famous for being the highest beach in Britain, this is the only freshwater beach in Scotland to have a Rural Beach Award.

The Birks o Aberfeldy Waterfall on the fantastic nature trail walk

The Birks o’ Aberfeldy

Distance: 2.25 miles, 1 to 1.5 hours.
Grade: Moderate/Steep
The Famous Birks of Aberfeldy popularised in a song by Robert Burns, the fine walk up the steep gorge of the Moness burn reveals several waterfalls and stunning views of the valley. Following the well defined path which is overhung by mature trees from where we can admire the birch, oak, ash and elm trees. The path also offers excellent views to the roaring white water of the falls and, during winter, across to Strathtay.

The Birks o Aberfeldy Waterfall on the fantastic nature trail walk

The Falls of Acharn

Distance: 1.25 miles, 1 to 1.5 hours.
Grade: Moderate/Steep
This very beautiful short walk makes a circuit around the little ravine of the Falls of Acharn above the village of the same name. The falls are very attractive and are viewed through a Victorian ‘Hermit’s Cave’. Following the tunnel though the hermit’s cave we enjoy the breath-taking view of one of Perthshire’s finest waterfalls, cascading from above as well as the view up Loch Tay to the mighty Ben Lawers.

Glenfinnan Viaduct trail Unique Adventure Tours Scotland

Glenfinnan Viaduct trail

Distance: 2.5 miles, 1 to 2 hours.
Grade: Moderate
Following a path which climbs past the viaduct and down to Glenfinnan train station, the walk offers hikers stunning views of the Glenfinnan Viaduct, a striking industrial monument made famous in the Harry Potter films. The views don’t stop there either, with Loch Shiel to the south of the main trail and the striking hills of the Highlands to the north. The walk is mostly easy trails, however it’s very steep in places.

Lost Valley (Coire Gabhail), Glen Coe

Lost Valley (Coire Gabhail), Glen Coe

Distance: 2.5 miles, 2 to 3 hours.
Grade: Moderate
Less circular and more up and down, this is one of the most beautiful walks in Scotland. Nestled in the Glen Coe valley is the Lost or Hidden Valley, where the MacDonald clan reportedly used to hide their rustled cattle. The walk follows a steep and rocky path with some mild scrambling, so be sure to have the right gear.

Bracklinn Falls, Callander Unique Adventure Tours Scotland

Bracklinn Falls, Callander

Distance: 3.25 miles, 1.5 hours.
Grade: Easy
A circular walk taking in the idyllic Bracklinn Falls in Callander. A popular beauty spot, the walk follows a path suitable for all ages, climbing through the trees and forest before descending to a quiet upper glen. There are good views out towards the central belt on the loop back.

Cairn Gorm and the Northern Corries

Cairn Gorm and the northern corries

Distance: 7 miles, 5 to 6 hours.
Grade: Tough
Beginning at the Cairngorm Ski Centre car park, this route is accessible and avoids some of the more spoilt sections of the range. Taking in Cairn Lochan, it offers stunning views of the Cairngorms and the dramatic cliffs of the northern corries. The mountains are regularly covered in snow, so it’s worth checking the weather forecast before setting off and take care where the route passes close to the edges of cliffs.