Paths, parks and countryside areas

Great Glen Way

  • Start point: Fort William
  • End point: Inverness
  • Distance or area: 79 miles (127km)
  • Type: Scotlands Great Trails
  • Location: Northern Scotland

This delightful route links Fort William, resting under the watchful eye of Britain’s highest mountain Ben Nevis, with Inverness, following the major natural fault line of the Great Glen which divides Scotland from coast to coast.

More information:www.greatglenway.com

Berwickshire Coastal Path

  • Start point: Cockburnspath
  • End point: Berwick-upon-Tweed
  • Distance or area: 28 miles (45km)
  • Type: Scotlands Great Trails
  • Location: Southern Scotland

The Berwickshire Coast Path may not be the longest of its kind but it still offers a terrific walking experience packed with geological sites and places of historic interest as well as uninterrupted views of the North Sea and the second highest cliffs on Britain’s east coast.

More information:www.scotborders.gov.uk/berwickshire_coastal_path

Kintyre Way

  • Start point: Tarbert
  • End point: Southend
  • Distance or area: 87 miles (140km)
  • Type: Scotlands Great Trails
  • Location: Southern Scotland

Sea lovers are in for a real treat on the relatively unexplored Kintyre peninsula which, more island than mainland, lies sandwiched between the isles of Islay and Arran. The zigzagging Kintyre Way offers both gentle walking and more serious hikes but leaving for home may be the greatest challenge of all on this trail!

More information:www.kintyreway.com

Moray Coast Trail

  • Start point: Forres
  • End point: Cullen
  • Distance or area: 50 miles (80km)
  • Type: Scotlands Great Trails
  • Location: Northern Scotland

This part of Scotland has an incredible coastline and you will be rewarded with views over the Moray Firth no matter which part of the route you are walking along. Despite giving a sense of remoteness due to the ruggedness of the coast, pleasant villages and towns are never far away on this 50 mile trail.

More information:www.morayways.org.uk/moray-coast-trail

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