Explore the most popular historic site 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.

Wish for good whether but one of the best spot on Isle of Skye, magical

hiking
1 month ago

We booked the Rob Roy way with Hillwalk Tours, so we had B&Bs booked along the way and also had luggage transport, so we only needed to bring our daypacks. We did it in 6 days (18, 15, 26, 24, 16, 16km) and only skipped one short part that's all along a narrow main road.
Absolutely loved the landscapes and the scenery! the people all along the way we're exceptionally friendly and nice. The track is not very well marked most of the way (it follows the cycle route 7 for long parts which is very well signposted, but the parts that differed often weren't marked at all especially between Drymen and Ardeonaig. From Acharn on it was well marked.)

We had an absolutely fantastic stay, the walk wasn't to hard, but still challenging enough for semi fit people to be a good balance.

Especially the stretch from Acharn to Aberfeldy is absolutely stunning - especially the last leg when you go by so many beautiful waterfalls!

Strongly suggest to bring a change of shoes as there's some part over a moor, that will soak even the best shoes completely in bad weather, unless it's wellies...

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
2 months ago

Breathtaking scenery and fabulous views. It wasn’t to crowded when we arrived but it was early on Sunday morning. It was getting busier when left a couple of hours later.

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing views for the entire trail. Remote location, but it is worth it.

Easy trail that ends in a cool town - Kinlochleven- with a few decent restaurants. NOTE: Kingshouse is under construction and NO parking is allowed there. However, you can park at Glencoe ski resort or 2 miles west of Kingshouse where the Devils Staircase begins, this skipping the two miles of trail that follows the road.

hiking
3 months ago

Really enjoying this route. It’s becoming more popular too. Mainly following National cycling route 7 means there is a little too much tarmac but the stretches which go high above the lochs afford the best views. So go high at every opportunity. The stretch between Ardtalnaig and Aberfeldy is one of the most scenic but all of the stages have there own high point. You won’t be disappointed

walking
10 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.

10 months ago

fantastic views, rolling ocean swells, crashing waves....could not ask for more.

walking
Monday, July 31, 2017

Great little walk. Parking can get full since it is becoming a popular sight on Skye. Before going down the main stairs for the path go off to the right and get a gorgeous view from the upper cliff! I strongly suggest seeing at sunset. Prepare for the wind and random rain showers than come and go!

Easy trail in terms of technical features. Beautiful in terms of streams and waterfall features. We hiked the first mile up which is locally referred to as Devils Stairway which starts on A82 eight miles south of the visitor center near the only patch of trees across from the only white house. Sounds sketchy, but these exact directions helped us find it.

A must do. Very crowded. Easy.

Easy walk but very crowded

Steady incline up to the castle.

Steady incline up to the castle.

walking
Sunday, January 29, 2017

Part of the Borders Abbey Way trail. This portion from Hawick to Selkirk was amazing. We walked through farmland (why you need your dog on a leash), forest, marsh, small roads and towns, and even a golf course! The whole time you see and follow remains of old dry stone wall which is really neat. Trail markers were a little difficult to follow at times but that only added to the adventure. It is nice that it ends and starts in towns, all in which have historic remains of old Abbeys.

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.

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