Paths, parks and countryside areas

Mull of Galloway Trail

  • Start point: Mull of Galloway
  • End point: Glenapp
  • Distance or area: 36 miles (58km)
  • Type: Scotlands Great Trails
  • Location: Southern Scotland

The most south-reaching (and one of the most recently designated) of Scotland’s Great Trails fittingly starts at Scotland’s most southerly point – the Mull of Galloway where walkers are treated to views of Ireland, England and the Isle of Man.

More information:www.mullofgallowaytrail.co.uk

River Ayr Way

  • Start point: Glenbuck
  • End point: Ayr
  • Distance or area: 44 miles (70km)
  • Type: Scotlands Great Trails
  • Location: Southern Scotland

Few walks can be more fulfilling than accompanying a river on its journey from its source until reaching its final destination, the sea. The River Ayr Way was Scotland’s first ‘source to sea’ path, taking walkers from the river’s source at Glenbuck Loch to the coast at Ayr.

More information:www.theriverayrway.org

Rob Roy Way

  • Start point: Drymen
  • End point: Pitlochry
  • Distance or area: 77 or 94 miles (124 or 151km)
  • Type: Scotlands Great Trails
  • Location: Central Scotland

This route pays homage to Scottish folk hero, outlaw and legend Robert Roy MacGregor, known as Rob Roy, and the routes he and others used during the Jacobite uprisings and clan feuds of the 17th and 18th centuries.

More information:www.robroyway.com

Romans & Reivers Route

  • Start point: Ae
  • End point: Hawick
  • Distance or area: 52 miles (83km)
  • Type: Scotlands Great Trails
  • Location: Southern Scotland

Although initiated by the British Horse Society Scotland, the Romans & Reivers Route is a multi-use trail than can also be enjoyed by walkers, mountain bikers and horse riders alike with the terrain covered including old Roman roads, forest tracks, drove roads and quiet lanes.

More information:www.southofscotlandcountrysidetrails.co.uk

Southern Upland Way

  • Start point: Portpatrick
  • End point: Cockburnspath
  • Distance or area: 212 miles (340km)
  • Type: Scotlands Great Trails
  • Location: Southern Scotland

Welcome to Scotland’s only official coast-to-coast long distance path. It runs right across the country from the shores of the Atlantic Ocean at Portpatrick in Dumfries and Galloway to the North Sea at Cockburnspath in the Scottish Borders and is the undisputed giant of Scotland’s Great Trails.

More information:www.southernuplandway.gov.uk