Our beautiful Scottish landscape, towns and cities attract walkers from all over the world. Find out the best places to walk in Scotland.
Our work is focussed around simple every day walking that can be done as part of your day to day life. Whether that’s walking to work, school or the shops, heading out for a lunchtime walk, joining a local health walk in your community, or just enjoying a leisurely local walk.
But there are lots of fantastic opportunities in Scotland for taking your walking that bit further, as a hobby or for leisure. Scotland’s unique landscape creates the most ideal location for leisure and recreational walking. from brilliant coastine trails, to magnificent munros for rambling. There’s lots of great information out there to help you take your walking to the next level.
The Forestry Commission manage and develop our woodland and forests in Scotland. They focus on making local woodland accessible and welcoming – helping people build healthy activity into their daily lives.
The National Trust for Scotland (NTS) protects over 100 treasured places in Scotland for now and for centuries to come. From beaches to estates to mountains, NTS have lots of information on brilliant places to visit and get active.
As well as developing an extensive range of walking maps, the Ordnance Survey has a wealth of useful information to get you outdoors and enjoying the benefits of being active.
Ramblers Scotland works to secure access, develop paths, protect the natural beauty of the countryside and promote walking for everyone. They manage popular walking groups offering extended walks in the countryside.
Scottish Local Authorities & National Parks
Local council and national park websites usually have good and up to date information on places to walk in their areas. From parks and greenspace in cities, to river or beach walks in towns, there are lots of unique landscapes to explore by walking.
Scottish Natural Heritage work hard to connect people with nature. They have a wealth of information on walking routes across Scotland including access to country parks, nature reserves, gardens and woodlands. Get inspired by Scotland’s natural treasures and find out how to visit them.
Our national tourism board, Visit Scotland have a wealth of information on the best walking routes, events and holidays in Scotland.
Walkhighlands help you discover and explore fantastic walking routes all over Scotland.
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