10 wonderful Scottish walks

Glen Tilt, Blair Atholl

Glen Tilt
Although not one of Scotland’s more well-known glens, this walk is well worth a few hours of your time. Stride off at the Old Bridge of Tilt and take in the wonders of ‘Big Tree Country’.

Rothiemurchus Forest, Cairngorms

Another forest gem – in fact, some have claimed it’s one of the “greatest short walks in the Highlands”. Feel the age all around as you wander through part of the original Caledonian forest.

The Quiraing, Skye

This is a classic hillwalk, but one the whole family can manage. Everyone, whatever their age, will love the views of stunning rock formations, Skye and across to the mainland.

Ben A’an, Loch Katrine

Another ideal hill walk to tackle with younger members of the family. It’s not too long and the kids will love the woodland sections followed by cracking views across Loch Katrine and the Trossachs.

Kyle of Durness, Sutherland

A remote walk, and all the better for it. Full of great dunes and grassy headlands. There isn’t one particular path to seek out. Just relax and enjoy a wander on the stunning white sands.

Sandwood Bay, Sutherland

Sandwood Bay
Another hit for Sutherland, this is said to be the most beautiful beach in Britain. With nearly 1.5 miles of wide pink sand it can be reached by a four mile path from the hamlet of Blairmore.

East Lothian Coastal Walk

east lothian coastal walk
If birds are your thing, there are plenty feathered friends to be seen along this series of beaches, low cliffs, woodland and nature reserves. A six-mile footpath runs from Gullane Bay to North Berwick.

Falls of Clyde, New Lanark

Falls of Clyde
There can be fewer more interesting places to start a walk than New Lanark village. A not-too-challenging path takes you up through the woods by the Clyde to the stunning falls.

Conic Hill, Loch Lomond

Conic Hill
You start off following the route of the West Highland Way, and as you go on the views just get better and better, especially the many islands of Loch Lomond and te towering Ben Lomond.

Killiecrankie Walk, Perthshire

A spectacular but not-too-taxing eight mile route between Killiecrankie and Pitlochry winds its way through thick woodland above a dramatic gorge. Look out for the Soldier’s Leap.