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Coodham Estate from Kilmarnock
distance 10.20 km Vertical gain +91 m Vertical drop -88 m Durée 3h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in East Ayrshire

This route first crosses Caprington Golf Course and then makes use of paved roads and paths to reach the 95 acre Coodham Estate just outside Symington. Take time to explore the Estate’s many interesting features and paths including the lake, mansion, shrine and graveyard, before starting the walk back to Kilmarnock via the high road past Stafflar Farm.

Walker
distance 14.30 km Vertical gain +562 m Vertical drop -561 m Durée 5h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Scottish Borders

This walk in the Northumberland National Park follows the England-Scotland border fence and starts from Kirk Yetholm. The walk uses the Pennine Way to reach Black Hag. The return route follows an alternative route of the Pennine Way back to the start.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
Kilmarnock to Gatehead Circular
distance 8.53 km Vertical gain +33 m Vertical drop -32 m Durée 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in East Ayrshire

A peaceful walk following the River Irvine between Kilmarnock and Gatehead, returning via the beautiful Caprington Woods and castle.

Walker
Coire Lagan in the Cuillins
distance 6.53 km Vertical gain +584 m Vertical drop -584 m Durée 3h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Highland

A superb walk in the Cuillins, with breathtaking views of the sea and a charming little Loch at the end.
The only challenging part is the end of the climb, where you need to climb up some scree for the last 300 metres.

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Old Auchans House, Dundonald
distance 4.01 km Vertical gain +63 m Vertical drop -61 m Durée 1h20 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in South Ayrshire

Wandering though this delightful woodland, the impressive remains of 16th century Old Auchans House seem to appear out of nowhere. Go late January to see snowdrops galore, late April for wild garlic, and May for a sea of bluebells!

Walking Loch of the Lowes Path ( Download : )
Walker
distance 7.47 km Vertical gain +143 m Vertical drop -141 m Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Perthshire and Kinross

A lovely walk through coniferous and deciduous woodland and open pasture, on the way to Loch of the Lowes. Use the hides at the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s visitor centre to sneak a peek in season at overwintering geese, ducks including goldeneye and the striking, head shaking courtship of the great crested grebe. A camera provides live and recorded images of the famous osprey nest in season and other local wildlife.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
Fairlie Glens and Waterfalls Circular
distance 7.67 km Vertical gain +180 m Vertical drop -183 m Durée 2h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in North Ayshire

On a clear day the views from this route are simply outstanding: the islands of Cumbrae & Arran and the pink sandy beaches at Fairlie and Hunterston. A variety of woodland paths, tracks and grassy hillsides lead you gently uphill past the remains of Fairlie Castle and along the base of Black Hill. The return section follows the Fairlie Moor Road and then the Ayrshire Coastal Path. There is the opportunity to visit some hidden waterfalls along the route.

Walker
Elgol to Camasunary in the Cuillin
distance 14.82 km Vertical gain +428 m Vertical drop -432 m Durée 5h25 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Highland

A very nice hike along the water and mountains in the Cuillin.

Walker
The Table and the Needle at the Quiraing
distance 6.30 km Vertical gain +345 m Vertical drop -342 m Durée 2h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Highland

The Quiraing combines both majestic mountains and the mysteries of the Isle of Skye. The landscapes are magnificent.

Tourist office
distance 6.90 km Vertical gain +203 m Vertical drop -203 m Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Perthshire and Kinross

Dumglow is an unavoidable point in the area of The Cleish Hill. The Cleish Hills straddle the boundary between Perth & Kinross and Fife. Made up of tussocky grass moorland they have a real hill feel to them despite not being particularly high. The highest point Dumglow lies within Perth and Kinross, but at 339m the nearby Park Hill is the seventh highest hill within Fife. Although Park Hill could be approached from the Fife side, it is probably best included with an ascent of Dumglow.

Tourist office
distance 5.14 km Vertical gain +244 m Vertical drop -95 m Durée 2h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Perthshire and Kinross

Dumglow is an unavoidable point in the area of The Cleish Hill. The Cleish Hills straddle the boundary between Perth & Kinross and Fife. Made up of tussocky grass moorland they have a real hill feel to them despite not being particularly high. The highest point Dumglow lies within Perth and Kinross, but at 339m the nearby Park Hill is the seventh highest hill within Fife. Although Park Hill could be approached from the Fife side, it is probably best included with an ascent of Dumglow.

Walking Dumglow Direct Walk ( Download : )
Tourist office
distance 5.67 km Vertical gain +162 m Vertical drop -159 m Durée 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Perthshire and Kinross

Dumglow is an unavoidable point in the area of The Cleish Hill. The Cleish Hills straddle the boundary between Perth & Kinross and Fife. Made up of tussocky grass moorland they have a real hill feel to them despite not being particularly high. The highest point Dumglow lies within Perth and Kinross, but at 339m the nearby Park Hill is the seventh highest hill within Fife. Although Park Hill could be approached from the Fife side, it is probably best included with an ascent of Dumglow.

Tourist office
distance 9.67 km Vertical gain +310 m Vertical drop -311 m Durée 3h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Fife

A suggested circular route combining the three summits : discover Knock Hill, Saline Hill and Easter Cairn ! These hills are prominent landmarks in West Fife and Eastern Clackmannanshire and as such provide extensive views of the lower lying countryside. As the 3rd, 4th and 6th highest hills in Fife, Knock Hill, Saline Hill and Easter Cairn (a hillfort site) make up some of the highest ground within the Kingdom.

Walking Lomond Hills Circuit ( Download : )
Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 20.64 km Vertical gain +689 m Vertical drop -688 m Durée 7h50 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Fife

The route starts from the Holl Reservoir car park and goes in an anti-clockwise direction. Walking anti-clockwise has the advantage of going down rather than up the steep south side of West Lomond, although what was just feint path amongst the heather is becoming well trodden nowadays.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 13.01 km Vertical gain +442 m Vertical drop -435 m Durée 5h00 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Perthshire and Kinross

A hilly walk around the quieter eastern Ochils, walking past Green Knowes wind farm.

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3 Lochs Trail from Loch Soon
distance 7.68 km Vertical gain +210 m Vertical drop -106 m Durée 2h50 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in East Ayrshire

This one-way walk brings you across the moor to Loch Bradan, with Loch Finlas to your right and Loch Doon all the way to Bradan dam. On the way, can you spot Olaf Cairn; a slab of stone standing up near Loch Bradan that looks like Olaf the snowman from Disney’s Frozen ?

Walker
Annan to Brydekirk, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
distance 10.05 km Vertical gain +23 m Vertical drop -23 m Durée 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Dumfries and Galloway

This dog-Friendly circular walk goes from Annan to Brydekirk following the river Annan.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 12.01 km Vertical gain +193 m Vertical drop -193 m Durée 4h00 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in East Ayrshire

This walk brings you to visit the Dalcairnie Linn Waterfall. If you would like, extend it up to Auchenroy hill.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 12.96 km Vertical gain +507 m Vertical drop -515 m Durée 5h10 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Dumfries and Galloway

This circular walk will bring you to visit Minehead. Then, go up to reach Coran of Portmark offering amazing views over Loch Doon Below on a clear day and come back via Black Craig.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 12.62 km Vertical gain +510 m Vertical drop -516 m Durée 5h05 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in South Ayrshire

This walk brings you to Shalloch on Minnoch summit where the view takes in the valley below and "The Awful Hand" can be seen to the right. Tunskeen bothy, Lochs Riecawr and Macaterick below.

Walker
From Bridge of Orchy to Kingshouse Hotel, West Highland Way
distance 19.50 km Vertical gain +435 m Vertical drop -343 m Durée 6h50 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Argyll and Bute

This 5th stage of the West Highland Way (WHW) takes us through some beautiful scenery! First, the ascent of the small hill of Màm Carraigh offers a beautiful view of Loch Tulla. Then, for about ten kilometres, we follow a very comfortable old military road while climbing gently and steadily towards a pass in the middle of the moor. The descent is made facing Buachaille summit with its unique pyramidal shape.

Walker
From Milngavie to Drymen, West Highland Way
distance 20.44 km Vertical gain +136 m Vertical drop -127 m Durée 6h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in East Dunbartonshire

The 1rst stage of the West Highland Way (WHW), which has no difficulty other than its distance, takes us through the Scottish countryside and the first hills of the Highlands.

Walker
River Clyde walkway from Cardies Bridge
distance 15.66 km Vertical gain +212 m Vertical drop -210 m Durée 5h05 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in South Lanarkshire

Walk part of River Clyde walkway from Cardies Bridge.

Professional from the tourism industry
distance 13.91 km Vertical gain +4 m Vertical drop -4 m Durée 4h00 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Dumfries and Galloway

A level coastal walk with long vistas, lonely beaches and a choice of lengths starting at RSPB Mersehead... This is a lovely walk at all times of year, but it is particularly interesting in winter when the migrant birds gather in their thousands at Mersehead RSPB Nature Reserve.

Walking Balcary Cliffs walk ( Download : )
Professional from the tourism industry
distance 5.45 km Vertical gain +78 m Vertical drop -73 m Durée 1h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Dumfries and Galloway

The loop from Balcary Bay, along the cliffs to Rascarrel beach is a beautiful walk. An exhilarating cliff top walk with far reaching views. There are three route options so you can choose a walk of different lengths. Or, if you don't like heights, you can miss out the cliff section altogether - but then you would miss the section with the best views.

Walker
distance 24.44 km Vertical gain +527 m Vertical drop -550 m Durée 8h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Stirling

This 2nd stage of the West Highland Way (WHW) is incredible! It includes three distinct parts. First, you walk through beautiful woodland. Then, after crossing the fields, walk up Conic Hill, from where you get large views of the Highlands et le Loch Lomond. After going steeply down toward Balmaha port, alternate walking along the lakeside then up and down through woodlands.

Walker
distance 22.60 km Vertical gain +387 m Vertical drop -388 m Durée 7h35 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Stirling

This 3rd section of the West Highland Way (WHW) goal is to walk up to Loch Lomond. You start by increasingly going up a beautiful forest, where you can spot incredible views of the loch. On the way, go past waterfalls coming from Ben Lomond. As soon as you get back along the lochside, follow it for quite a while, along paths going up and down and in between rocks. A brief climb between two beautiful hills and one way downhill towards Inverarnan to finish this stage.

Walking Blackcraig from Afton Dam ( Download : )
Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 9.86 km Vertical gain +442 m Vertical drop -451 m Durée 4h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in East Ayrshire

This walks brings you to Blackcraig summit past Blackcraig Farm.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 13.40 km Vertical gain +388 m Vertical drop -380 m Durée 4h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in East Ayrshire

This walk brings you up Windy Standard from Afton Dam. Enjoy views of Afton Reservoir and wind turbines.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 9.22 km Vertical gain +267 m Vertical drop -267 m Durée 3h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in East Ayrshire

This walk goes up Benwhat Monument from Dalmellington past the heritage of an old mining village.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 4.90 km Vertical gain +344 m Vertical drop -337 m Durée 2h25 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in East Ayrshire

This walk starts from Loch Doon Castle and goes up Wee Hill of Craigmulloch & Craiglee summits.

Walker
distance 14.32 km Vertical gain +338 m Vertical drop -568 m Durée 5h05 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Highland

This 6th section of the West Highland Way (WHW) reaches the highest point of this trek, an unnamed pass located at 550m in height. Following a nice walk at Beinn a' Chrùlaiste bottom, we access a pass going up the Devil's staircase, easier than its name sounds like. Then we go down the small old and industrial town of Kinlochleven following well-maintained paths or large tracks.

Walker
distance 24.20 km Vertical gain +502 m Vertical drop -507 m Durée 8h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Highland

The 7th stage of the West Highland Way (WHW) brings us to beautiful surroundings at the bottom of the Mamore massif. Afterward, you cross clear forests where you can spot some views of the highest mountain in Great Britain, 'Ben Nevis'. Then you arrive in Fort William city where the official end of WHW walk is located.

Walker
distance 12.19 km Vertical gain +214 m Vertical drop -214 m Durée 4h05 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Edinburgh

The route is following a shallow valley between the Blackford Hill and Church Hill / Greenhill ridges. It brings you to a great panorama over the whole of Edimburgh. A walk which can be conveniently shortened by beginning and ending at the Royal Commonwealth Pool.

Walking Canal Basin ( Download : )
Walker
distance 8.88 km Vertical gain +45 m Vertical drop -46 m Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Edinburgh

A urban walk to get some indight about historical facts related to Astley Ainslie, St Roque, Canaan House, Edinburgh's Plague, Lochrin and two bridges.

Walker
distance 9.47 km Vertical gain +105 m Vertical drop -101 m Durée 3h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Edinburgh

This walk visits 16 ponds used for curling. On the way learn about curling and also about the Royal Edinburgh Hospital.

Walking A War Poets 4-loop walk ( Download : )
Walker
distance 10.62 km Vertical gain +96 m Vertical drop -100 m Durée 3h20 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Edinburgh

Circular walk through Greenbank and Craiglockhart, visiting the grounds of the War (Hydropathic) Hospital, City Hospital for Infectious Diseases and Poor House.

Walker
distance 9.39 km Vertical gain +120 m Vertical drop -116 m Durée 3h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Edinburgh

On this walk, you will find out about Stevenson in the Southern suburb of Edimburgh, visiting Morningside Cemetery and the Hermitage of Braid.

Walking Tour of Braids ( Download : )
Walker
distance 8.81 km Vertical gain +205 m Vertical drop -206 m Durée 3h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Edinburgh

Circular walking tour of the Braids using lesser known byways, back-alleys and backwaters.

J'ai un gros doute sur le passage dans le golf, entre le point 4-5-6. J'espère que c'est juste !

Walker
distance 10.38 km Vertical gain +191 m Vertical drop -185 m Durée 3h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Edinburgh

This circular walk visits Backford Hill with the Royal Observatory and Mortonhall.

Walker
distance 10.71 km Vertical gain +108 m Vertical drop -108 m Durée 3h20 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Edinburgh

Visit Craigmillar Castle

Walking Fairmilehead to the coast ( Download : )
Walker
distance 15.56 km Vertical gain +13 m Vertical drop -158 m Durée 4h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Edinburgh

This walk goes from Fairmilehead to the coast. It visits Swanston, Burdiehouse and Brunstane burns. It takes part in Edinburgh’s five rivers: Source to Sea collection.

Walker
distance 11.17 km Vertical gain +453 m Vertical drop -412 m Durée 4h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Edinburgh

This walk goes from Firrhill to Fairmilehead via Allermuir Hill. It visits the upper reaches of Bonaly, Dean, Swanston, and Burdiehouse Burns. It takes part in Edinburgh’s five rivers: Source to Sea collection.

Walker
distance 13.76 km Vertical gain +88 m Vertical drop -103 m Durée 4h10 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Edinburgh

This walks is part of the Edinburgh’s five rivers: Source to Sea collection. Last leg of a 4-part route down the full length of the valley of the River Almond.

Walker
distance 11.24 km Vertical gain +20 m Vertical drop -88 m Durée 3h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in West Lothian

This walks is part of the Edinburgh’s five rivers: Source to Sea collection. This is the third leg of a 4-part route down the full length of the valley of the River Almond. It visits Almondvale Country Park, Canal feeder channel, Union Canal, site of Newbridge chariot burial, Huly Hill tumulus,x and standing stones.

Walker
distance 15.28 km Vertical gain +64 m Vertical drop -109 m Durée 4h35 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in West Lothian

This walks is part of the Edinburgh’s five rivers: Source to Sea collection. This is the second leg of a 4-part route down the full length of the valley of the River Almond. It is a varied walk visiting former mill-site, reshaped shale-bing, miners’ rows, river-side woodlands, two huge shopping malls, eight public works of art.

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Falls of Clyde Circular Walk
distance 11.27 km Vertical gain +218 m Vertical drop -224 m Durée 3h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in South Lanarkshire

Starting in the historic village of New Lanark, follow the Clyde Walkway through the woods, stopping at several viewpoints to see the spectacular waterfalls along the river. The return route brings you down the opposite bank of the river and into Kirkfieldbank, then through Castlebank Park.

Walker
Torrachilty Forest circular
distance 2.00 km Vertical gain +71 m Vertical drop -67 m Durée 0h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Highland

Walk along Black Water river and explore the pine and heather Torrachilty Forest.

Walking The Three Lochs Way ( Download : )
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The Three Lochs Way
distance 57.79 km Vertical gain +1,213 m Vertical drop -1,218 m Durée 2 days Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Argyll and Bute

The Three Lochs Way is a 34 mile long distance route between Balloch and Inveruglas, with Loch Lomond, The Gareloch and Loch Long as recurrent scenic backdrops.

Walker
Black water and Rogie Falls circular
distance 5.54 km Vertical gain +139 m Vertical drop -130 m Durée 2h00 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Highland

Walk along Black Water river and explore Rogie Falls walking through the pine and heather Torrachilty Forest.