Britain’s Favourite Walks: The best from Scotland

It will be no surprise that Scottish mountains featured heavily on ITV’s Britain’s Favourite Walks: Top 100, but city and coastal walks made an appearance too!

Here are some of our favourites. Complete with walk descriptions, step-by-step instructions and maps, there’s everything you need to head out and walk the routes yourself. 

They’re all free to view and come with printable OS maps – just register on our website to get started. And if you like these routes, there are thousands more to enjoy if you become a member.

Happy walking!

Stac Pollaidh, West Highlands

Nothing can quite prepare you for the stark beauty of Scotland’s far northwest and this walk climbing Stac Pollaidh showcases this area at its very best, treating you to panoramic views over Britain’s great wilderness.

Ben Nevis, Fort William

Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the British Isles. This alternative route takes you up to the CIC Hut, with the focal point the extraordinary North Face, something you miss if you ascend by the Mountain Track.

Fife Coastal Path

Want to experience the beauty of the Fife Coastal Path but don’t have time to walk the whole thing? Try this stretch, from Buckhaven to Ravenscraig Park, exploring the many historical points of interest along the way.

Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh

Arthur’s Seat is a dramatic dollop of Scottish wilderness rising unexpectedly from the heart of Edinburgh. There may be a steep climb to the top, but on a clear day you’ll be rewarded with incredible views.

Ben MacDui, Cairngorms

This route from Cairn Gorm onto Ben MacDui is superb. Walk above steep corries, across boulder-strewn landscapes and look out for wildlife unique to the region, like Britain’s only herd of wild reindeer.

Falkirk Wheel to The Kelpies

This route highlights the canals of Stirlingshire, including the Union Canal and the Forth and Clyde Canal. Take time to stop and look at the Falkirk Wheel – the only rotating boat lift in the world.

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