Paths, parks and countryside areas

Annandale Way

  • Start point: Annanhead, above Moffat
  • End point: Newbiebarnes, near Annan
  • Distance or area: 55 miles (89km)
  • Type: Scotlands Great Trails
  • Location: Southern Scotland

Like the Thames Path National Trail, this 55 mile long distance walking route stays close to a river from source to sea, in this case the river Annan. Along the way it brings walkers through the stunning scenery of the Annandale ‘strath’ or large valley with sights such as a Roman watch tower along the way.


St Cuthbert’s Way

  • Start point: Melrose
  • End point: Lindisfarne (Holy Island), England
  • Distance or area: 62 miles (100km)
  • Type: Scotlands Great Trails
  • Location: Southern Scotland and North East England

This route links two places significant in the life of St Cuthbert, a 7th century saint who began his ministry in Melrose in the Scottish Borders town and was buried on Lindisfarne (Holy Island) in England off the Northumberland coast.


Three Lochs Way

  • Start point: Balloch
  • End point: Inveruglas
  • Distance or area: 31 miles (50km)
  • Type: Scotlands Great Trails
  • Location: Central Scotland

The Three Lochs Way links the freshwater Loch Lomond with the sea lochs of Gare Loch and Loch Long in four stages. Views of these three bodies of water are never far away and walkers can also look out over the Forth of Clyde during the section from Balloch to Helensburgh.

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Speyside Way

  • Start point: Buckie
  • End point: Aviemore
  • Distance or area: 65 miles (105km)
  • Type: Scotlands Great Trails
  • Location: Northern Scotland

This route links the Moray coast with the edge of the Cairngorms. It starts at Buckie on the coast and follows the course of the Speyside Valley to Aviemore for 65 miles. There is an off-shoot walk of 15 miles that stretches walkers further on a challenging route from Ballindalloch to Tomintoul.


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.