Walks in Scotland

Black Cuillins
The Black Cuillins, Isle of Skye

Scotland's classic walking landscape had eluded me for so long so in 2008 I determined to put that right by including some walks during a 10 day touring holiday with my wife Lil. About two months before setting off to Scotland I began scouring books to find walks that would be suitable. That is walks long and challenging enough for me to enjoy while not inconveniencing my wife too much. One or two challenging longer walks would be permitted as long as some family type walks could be included too. You will find the records of all our walks done during that first holiday here and also a couple we did in the Scottish Borders later in the year. Since 2008 I have been back to Scotland on numerous occasions to do more interesting walks and indeed some much more challenging ones. And I will continue to do so because the country now has me entranced. In particular I have been spellbound by the majestic solitary mountains of the north west Highlands which will draw me for as long as I am able to walk amongst them. Also included in this section are the linear walks I took through Scotland during my Great British Walk. Long may I be able to enjoy walking in the wild and the wonderful places in Scotland.

Interactive map of the walks


Walk Miles Description
Raven's Rock Gorge, Sutherland 1.2 Ravens Rock Gorge, near Invernauld House, Rosehill is a magical place and a great short walk ideal for families.
Inverewe Garden and Peninsula, Wester Ross 2.2 Enjoy a short leisurely walk around these awesome gardens which were created by Osgood Mackenzie.
The Quiraing, Skye 2.6 A classic Skye walk to a out of this world landscape with spectacular crags and pinnacles towering all around.
Bone Caves of Inchanadamph 2.9 A fascinating short walk of much interest to geologists, botanists and historians. For me it was superb.
Castle Tioram and Loch Moidart 3.1 A short inspiring walk on the Ardnamurchan Peninsular with marvellous moments including views to Eigg.
Loch an Eilein, Cairngorm 3.3 Arguably the prettiest loch in the locality of Cairngorm. Being close to Aviemore makes this a popular walk.
Glenkiln Sculpture Park, Dumfries and Galloway 3.5 See Rodin, Epstein and Henry Moore works on this sculpture trail in Dumfries and Galloway which doubles as a lovely glen walk.
Glengorm Castle, Standing Stones, Dun Ara and Dun Ban, Isle of Mull 3.5 For modern luxuries at the start/finish, for ancient landmarks and to see sublime coastal inlet views, enjoy.
Handa Island Wildlife Reserve 3.5 For nature lovers this is a special island with a walk which may include some ducking to avoid Great Skuas!
Glenbrittle, Coire Lagan, Cuillin Foothills, Loch an Fhir-bhallaich and Eas Mor Waterfall, Skye 5.3 A superb approach to the tremendous Black Cuillin Mountains. Coire Lagan is awesome.
Tailburn Bridge, Grey Mare's Tail, Loch Skeen and Lochcraig Head 5.5 A glorious waterfall and a sublime hidden loch feature on this walk in the Southern Uplands.
Ben Nevis 10.6 Follow guest contributor Ken Brockway on his special walk up Great Britain's highest mountain.
Blairmore, Am Buachaille and Sandwood Bay 10.8 A walk to Am Buachaille sea stack and celebrated Sandwood Bay with its beautiful and unspoilt sandy beach.
Linear Routes from my walk through Scotland
Rhiconich to Loch Stack (Wester Ross) 8.0 A wilderness walk following Richonich River upstream which skirts the flanks of Arkle and Foinavon.
Loch na Leitreach to Invershiel (Falls of Glomach) 8.9 This walk starts with a brilliant approach to the Falls of Glomach. They captivated me when I visited. Stunning.
Loch Stack to Unapool (Ben Stack, Duartmore Bridge, Kylesku Bridge) 11.0 Eleven miles in total, most over isolated moorland with fantastic views of Eddrachillis Bay and Quinag.
Knockan Crag, Drumrunie and Stac Pollaidh 11.8 Walk through Drumrunie Forest to the foot of Stac Pollaidh and then enjoy a walk alongside Loch Lurgainn.
Unapool to Inchanadamph by Bealach na h-Uidhe 13.2 A superb walk over a mountain pass, great waterfalls on the isolated route and a close up of Quinag on the way.
Strathcarron, Killilan and Loch na Leitreach 15.9 A brilliant walk with outstanding sections including Attadale and walks through Glen Ling and Glen Elchaig.
Invergarry to Gairlochy (Great Glen Way) 19.1 A walk on a section of the Great Glen Way with Laggan, Loch Lochy and Clunes some of the highlights.
Dundonnell Forest, Loch an Nid and Kinlochewe 19.6 This walk passes the flank of An Teallach on the way to remote Loch an Nid then over Kinlochewe Forest.
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