Scotland and its Highlands contain some of the last remaining pristine wild areas in the United Kingdom, and some of the best walking in the world in a region as untouched and unchanged as it is possible to find in our islands.
This is a land of magical scenery and stunning natural highlights almost beyond imagination; atmospheric Glens and spectacular untamed peaks including the 222 Corbetts (individual mountains between 2500ft and 3000ft) and 283 Munros with summits above 3000ft.
Scotland’s almost mythical rainfall is probably no worse than you’d expect in the fell country of the English Lakes or the mountains of Snowdonia. Scotland hosts several surprisingly accessible long distance footpaths or 'Great Trails', the West Highland Way being the most famous, waiting to be explored by the intrepid hillwalker who’s brave of foot and wanting to walk in the footsteps of William Wallace, Rob Roy MacGregor and Robert the Bruce.
With sections in both Scotland and England, this path showcases an ever changing variety of scenery and spectacular views in both countries. The walk culminates in a finish along a causeway only exposed at low tide: a unique and memorable addition to what is a truly spectacular walk. The walking is gentle and suited to almost all levels of ability. With ancient history embedded in the path every step of the way, this route offers a chance to follow in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims and modern hikers alike.
One of Scotland’s long distance routes can be walked either as a continuation of the West Highland Way or on its own right. This walk runs along the lengths of some of the most breathtaking sights in Britain: the magnificent Lochs for which Scotland is so renowned. It follows the Caledonian Canal through from Fort William to Inverness, and provides a stunningly picturesque backdrop for a memorable walking holiday.