Explore the most popular lake 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.

hiking
4 days ago

Used to cycle this route when living in Edinburgh - great exercise and great steps gradients to get the legs burning....

Very well signposted. Very good views. Excellent trail run

hiking
12 days ago

Great views! My mom and I walked this trail in June and the weather was great for it. Definitely recommend it. It’s within walking distance from the Cairngorm hotel too (which I also recommend).

on Craigellachie

13 days ago

Beautiful view at the top.

trail running
13 days ago

A nice friendly area to run or walk along. You always meet someone, everybody out enjoying their own business. A mix trail and pathways with a couple of small wooden bridges watch out they can be slippy.

hiking
17 days ago

Great hime with excellent views.

Beautiful and easy trail, few people so we can truly enjoy the unique landscape

First hike we did on isle of skye: it rained and wind at 12 C late June but still a most memorable hike in outstanding landscape!! I would go back tomorrow !

walking
25 days ago

Not sure it ‘features a lake’! There is one lake in Scotland and it’s not in the Pentlands.

hiking
28 days ago

Nice walk. Only down side is that the last third is on a concrete road and not on soil

1 month ago

Did this hike in memorial to my dad who passed away from Alzheimer’s in 2017. He loved Scotland and especially This area. This was a especially hot and dry day with zero escape from the sun. We prepared for wet, cold and boggy but not this time! Probably the best views I have ever had from a Scottish hill.

1 month ago

On your doorstep if you live in Greenock. Great coffee stop at cornalees too. Done road and off road walking with corlic and the communications hills thrown in for good measure if you want a climb.

1 month ago

Amazing views. 1/2 the circuit is well kept tails. 1/2 is more rugged. 10/10 would recommend

hiking
1 month ago

Easy trail. Fantastic views of the viaduct and loch. Loop directions are a little vague.

One of the iconic Isle of Skye hikes, takes 1-2 hours. We hiked late September (slightly off season) just after a few days of rain, so the trail was very muddy and wet. Parking was a challenge in the small lot, but overflow parking along the road is available. We started with the first left branch that meandered a gentler climb than the straight up direct path. A good moderate hike with the climb made more challenging with the billy-goating to jump and navigate the mud. Excellent views of the mountains and shoreline with the pinnacles of the Old Man of Storr himself the main attraction. A great stop along the Isle of Skye route from Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls, the Old Man of Storr and the Quiraing Circuit. Note the driving gets down to a one lance dance with oncoming traffic that is a fun treat to experience - a Scotland must!

2 months ago

Not a lake! A reservoir!!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

My first ever hike. Really enjoyed it.Went anti clockwise , so a good warm up gradual walk before the ascent. Stunning view at the top although very windy. We took a jet boiler and made a cuppa. Trying to get over my fear of heights and met a lot of people on the way up and they were so encouraging, stopping to say hi and cheer me on.

Easy flat short walk, very nice.

hiking
3 months ago

30 min by car from Edinburgh center. Wonderful trail! Three mountains about 500 m high, step climp. On the last kilometers the trail is damaged, but u get around it.

hiking
3 months ago

Great view of two lochs, not to difficult really, maybe for half hour up the side of the hill, if traveling in anti clockwise direction.. but I took a couch potatoe with me and made good time.

Great hike, hard descent though

walking
3 months ago

A nice amble in the woods. Some great scenic views but didn’t find Robs cave!

3 months ago

Me n my pal have doing mountains and munros
so it was better for speaking to each other abt stuff that going
on in our life's trying help each other that keeps me positive

walking
3 months ago

great loop with amazing views

3 months ago

If I had done the walk in clear fine weather it would get 5 stars. superb views over the islets and fascinating round house. Beyond round house no real trail and boggy but great views and firmer ground by cliff tops

buitifull vewes and gets yer blood pumping would do it again deffo

walking
3 months ago

A super easy walk to the castle from the road on a rock path. There will be farm animals but they just hope you’ll share food and pose no real danger. Exploring around the castle can be a bit muddy but on the path you’re good to go.

hiking
3 months ago

Gorgeous views, a must if you’re a fan of Harry Potter. The parking can be a bit tricky in this area, even in shoulder season.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail with a good quick elevation climb. The weather can change quickly and conditions can be challenging when this happens. Be prepared for sleet, snow, fog, or if you’re lucky, a fantastic view. Definitely worth your time.

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