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Welcome to Hiking and Backpacking in Scotland

On this site you will find information about long distance paths in Scotland as well as shorter day walks. There is also quite an extensive section on outdoor survival tips and some other pages you may find helpful for planning your trip.

On to the walks:

First of all you will find seven long distance walks that I have devised (and walked) myself. I have attempted to include as much useful information as possible about these walks such as accommodation available and access to the routes.

There is also a list of all the official (and not so official) long distance paths in Scotland with information on length, location, maps required etc. The four official long distance paths in Scotland are as follows:

  • The West Highland Way
  • The Southern Upland Way
  • The Speyside Way
  • The Great Glen Way

But there are some less well known ones too that have been way-marked, so be sure to check them out on this site. The "big four" at certain times of the year can become quite popular, so if you prefer to really get away from it all, then my own long distance walks may be just what you are looking for.


GPX Files and elevation charts:

GPX files and elevation charts are being added. The first one can be found on the Loch Monar route.


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