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We have hundreds of properties throughout Scotland that are perfectly placed for some of Scotland’s best walks and many walks can be taken straight from the front door, covering all sorts of terrain; moorland walks, mountain walks, forest walks, loch side walks and coastal walks; the choice is yours.
Walking is a great way to really get to know the local area; its history and heritage, local wildlife, landmarks, places to eat and drink and these days it’s easy to check out good local walks on the internet; we have included some useful links from this website to help you plan your walks.
A lot of our customers look forward to enjoying the great Scottish landscape and scenery by getting out and about with family, friends and pets, whether it’s a half hour stroll or 8 hour hike and you may not necessarily need to take a car to get to the start of your walk as some walks will be conveniently close to your accommodation or you could even check out the local bus or train timetables?
Walking is a great way to get the kids active on holiday and to introduce them to nature and the environment. The walks needn’t be long and you can make it a fun adventure, maybe take a picnic, stop for an ice cream or visit a famous landmark.
All of Scotland’s mountains above 3,000 feet are known as Munros; some 236 peaks in total and they provide some of the most spectacular and challenging walks in the country. However due to their elevation these are best tackled in the spring and summer. Only experienced, fit and well equipped walkers should attempt them in the winter.
Many walks will follow well marked trails that require little specialist equipment or experience, simply a good pair of boots will often do, but if you plan to undertake longer distance hillside or mountain walks good preparation, planning and equipment is essential and always check the weather forecast before you set out.
To see cottages close to good walks please follow the links in the ‘Options’ panel.
The Great Glen Way is one of Scotland’s ‘great’ long distance trails.
Known locally as ‘the Ben’ and famously known as the highest mountain in the British Isles, Ben Nevis is located at the western end of the Grampian Mountains.
Stretching for over 150km, the Fife coastal path runs form the Forth Estuary in the South to the Tay Estuary in the North.
The red hills of the Isle of Skye, also known as the Red Cuillins, are certainly no less worthy of attention than the Black Cuillins.
Duirinish has one of Britain’s most dramatic sections of coastline.
The Quiraing is a spectacular and still moving landslip located on the eastern face of the Meall Na Suiramach on the Isle of Skye.
Ben More, meaning ‘Great Mountain’, is the highest mountain and only Munro on the Isle of Mull
Often considered as one of Scotland’s finest Glens, Glen Affric provides a popular and scenic setting for a walk.
This long and challenging walk takes you over one of the finest and dramatic ridge traverses in Britain.
Dun Caan occupies the highest point on the Isle of Raasay and its unique flat topped summit shows off the islands most distinctive geological feature.
This spectacularly scenic route takes you through the fantastic areas of Perthshire and Angus Glens.
One of the more popular routes in Perthshire, Lady Mary’s walk is a treat at any time of the year.
This one mile circular route lies just off the A822 between Crieff and Muthill and is an ideal walk.
The magnificent Loch Leven is full of charm and so this modest route is perfect for those wishing to explore its peaceful shores.
The wooded valley at Quarrymill is home to three way marked routes which will take you around the old quarry.
If you are a history fanatic or just simply interested in old architecture then this small route is perfect for you.
This riverside and woodland walk is well suited for those looking to take in a little more nature on their route.
Meandering through the idyllic wooded slopes behind Castle Rock and ending at Esplande.
Following parts of the Spreyside Way this 5 and a half mile walk guides you through heather moors.
Loch An Eilein or ‘Loch of the Island’ has several pleasant and gentle paths around the waters edge.
Enjoy a short walk through the spectacular old conifer and broad leaved trees of this Forestry Commission wood.
Starting at Dunbeath village this two hour gentle hike takes you through some beautiful silver birch woodland.
Ayrshire is located in the south west of Scotland. It is ‘Rabbie Burns’ country and famous for its high quality golf courses.
Taking in many sights along the way, the Annan Shore walk takes you through the heart of Annan’s busy high street and onto the Solway Firth to explore the large expanse of tidal marsh there.
Walking through the coniferous woodland of Balloch Wood you take in the views of local Creetown.
Popular with walkers and visitors to the area, Dunskey Glen walk takes in some fantastic views along the way to make it a must see for all those in the Dumfries and Galloway area.
The Speyside Way is one of four official long distance walking routes in Scotland.
Officially opened in 1984, the Southern Upland Way was Britain’s first official coast to coast long distance path.
Stretching over almost 50 miles of Scottish countryside, the River Annan has some fantastic walks along its trail and experiences some really interesting landscapes along the way.
Taking a trail through the woods at Castle Hill you get to enjoy the peace and wildlife which makes its home there.
Home to the fifth highest waterfall in Britain the Grey Mare’s Tale National Reserve has some fantastic scenery and walks on offer.
The village of Wanlockhead has a history of lead mining and even has a museum celebrating this which can be visited once completing the walk from Sanquhar.
This forest walk between Rockcliffe and neighbouring village Kippford takes the path named after Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee.
In honour of Alexander Murray, a scholar from the University of Edinburgh who began life as a shepherd.
The Wood of Cree is an RSPB woodland nature reserve, rich in wildlife there is even red deer which frequent it.
Take a walk around one of the most beautiful areas of Scotland.
This short circular route takes you from Rothesay on the Isle of Bute and through some mature woodlands.
If you are looking for a challenge then this Isle of Bute walk is perfect for you.
This marvelous woodland walk is well signposted and offerrs fantastic views over Loch Gilp and Loch Fyne!
Kilmory Woodland Park, located not too far from Lochgoilhead, offers a network of woodland walks.
If you prefer a walk that comes with some delightful scenery along the way then this one is certainly for you.
Walking from Port Charlotte to Portnahaven offers the perfect opportunity to stroll along the more idyllic and quiet part of this beautiful island.
Experience the magic of Mull with some wonderful wildlife walks!
This short but testing and dramatic walk to MacKinnon’s cave takes you over muddy grounds and scrambles across large rocks.
The northernmost part of Aberdeenshire is home to lovely coastal towns, majestic sandy beaches and small fishing villages.
Climb up the famous Bennachie on one of the most popular routes in the Gordon District.
It is well known that Queen Victoria loved royal Deeside and this trail will take you to some of her most beloved spots.
Make the most of the wonderful Aberdeenshire coast with this long but rewarding 200 mile coastal trail.
Set in the beautiful Forests of Moray and Aberdeenshire this walk is recommended for great views of the Deveron Valley.
This trail begins in the lovely village of Bellabeg and although it is a forest route it does take you to some truly magnificent views over Strathdon.
The famous Iron Age hill fort from which Robert the Bruce used to watch the Battle of Barra is the endpoint of this route. The track is long and uphill all the way; however the beautiful views of the surrounding countryside from the top make it all worth while!
Explore Aberdeen’s third largest city on one of the many routes available, whether it be the harbour or the architecture you want to see.
This educational and easy short trail is perfect for the family.
Following on from the Waterfall Trail, the Achray path climbs through native woodlands.
This charming island is one of the most pleasant and easily reachable islands on Loch Lomond and makes for a wonderfully picturesque day out.
This lovely short walk is centred on Duncryne Hill, the remains of a long- extinct volcano.
This considerably longer route is ideal for the keen rambler and forms part of the West Highland Way.
The Three Lochs Way is a gentle yet time consuming walk, spread over three to four days.
Loch Carron is a wide and beautiful sea loch which is surrounded by mountains, forests and an abundance of wildlife.
This popular walk will guide you along some of the most beautiful coastal locations on Skye.
The Skye Trail poses an exciting challenge for even the most experienced walker, with a route which takes in some of the very best of the island.
The Spar Cave is one of the wonders of Scotland and so a walk to this area will provide a fun filled day out for all the family.
Starting at Glenmore visitor centre, this trail will take you past some wonderful sites such as Loch Morlich.
The stunning scenery in Rothiemurchus makes for some truly remarkable walks that are not to be missed whilst holidaying in this area.
The famous Bridge of Allen is a popular attraction for walkers and this pleasant route will take you along the river and into Dunblane.
A mixed woodland with a stunning gorge surrounded by tall Scotts pines. A magical place ideal for children.
A large network of paths abundant in both Fallow and Sika deer. The walks (four of differing grades) are designed to take in all aspects of the forest and at one point rises 900 feet with fantastic mountain views.
This beautiful and popular area is fantastic for any dedicated walking enthusiast. It starts from Milngavie and finishes in the historic town of Fort William. The length and terrain of the West Highland Way can make it a challenging yet brilliant experience!
This magnificent mountain is perfect for any hikers looking for a challenge! There is nothing more rewarding than reaching the top and simply taking in the awe inspiring, panoramic views that can be seen from here. For the determined and keen hikers, Suilven is a fantastic place to explore.
Loch Shin is a truly exceptional place to explore for any outdoor enthusiast. Visitors can enjoy scenic walks and quiet strolls around the loch. Fishing is also popular here
Walkers who venture out into this far flung Highland territory are rewarded with a view of one of the highest waterfalls in Britain. Walks can be up to five hours with no access by car.
This walk has some stunning views on route, taking you through the woodland surrounding Drumlanrig Castle whilst also giving you chance to explore its gardens.
At over 1100 feet, Screel Hill is quite a walk but is more than worth reaching the top as, on a good day, there are expansive views right out which carry on for miles.
Taking in coastland, countryside and woodland along the way, this walk allows you to take in the varying landscapes of Southern Scotland whilst (at 8 miles) not being too much of a tiring route.
The All Abilities Trail in Dalbeattie Forest was started in 2001 to allow people to visit the forest with much better access. About a mile in length it is perfect for those interested in the area and simply wishing to better take in the wildlife and woodland of the Dalbeattie Forest.
This short and enjoyable walk offers wonderful views across the harbour and ends at an alluring small beach. Stretching only 1.75 miles, this walk is ideal for a romantic stroll in this picturesque area!
This wonderful route takes you through the highlights of Royal Deeside along with some stunning views of the Cairngorms Mountains.
Explore the delights of Helensburgh on this waymarked route. Starting at the Old Toll House and ending in Rhu, this short ramble takes you through incredible woodlands and over historic footbridges.
Taking you to the shore of Loch Drunkie, this 1.6 mile long trail is a perfect one to take the kids on as you pass through woodlands and interactive sound sculptures!
This is a good walk for those wanting to spot some sea life. The short but sweet walk takes you to the lighthouse at the southernmost point of Skye, where you may get a chance to see some marine mammals!
This waymarked route is fairly quick and easy and will take you on a stroll along one of Barra’s most beautiful beaches and to the Iron Age fort of Dun Bam where you can enjoy some spectacular views.
If you fancy spotting some basking seals at low tide then take this short and peaceful coastal walk around Flodaigh. This route is ideal for those not looking for anything more strenuous than a casual stroll.
A number of waymarked footpaths which meander through the pine forests and open out onto the heather moorlands.
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