Explore the most popular city walk trails in Scotland with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

I asked our hotel clerk - tell me about walking here in Scotland. He looked puzzled. I clarified - you drive on the left... “Oh! he says, yeah, there are no rules. It’s a madhouse. Everyone for themselves.” If you don’t mind the rugby scrum of narrow pavement (sidewalks) with thousands of tourons (tourists + morons) then maybe you’ll enjoy the Royal Mile. The old architecture IS interesting, just too many people for my taste.

walking
9 months ago

Fort William is a picturesque town on Loch Linnhe. It is surrounded by majestic mountains, including Ben Nevis…the UK’s highest peak. This was a great place to stop and explore following the scenic drive down the Caledonian Canal from Inverness.

It has been a number of years since my visit, but I distinctly remember this beautiful and unique city. I first explored parts of Old Town from Holyrood House to the Edinburgh Castle. It is easy to feel that you have stepped back in time several centuries, with many remnants of the medieval street plan and architecture. I then headed down the hill to Princes and George Streets in New Town, and the bustling mix of modern day set among the wonderful 18th-century Georgian architecture.

A must do. Very crowded. Easy.

Easy walk but very crowded

Steady incline up to the castle.

Steady incline up to the castle.

walking
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

It's a beautiful place for a walk. There are lots of great shops along the way including everything from tourist shops to a store where it's Christmas every day. Also be sure to stop at any places along the way that sell fudge. Best fudge I ever had was on the Royal Mile. The castle is the highlight of the mile and offers beautiful views of the entire city.