Scotland has long been acclaimed as a top destination for walkers and many come to hike the most famous trails, including the perennially popular West Highland Way, The Great Glen Way and the Fife Coastal Path.
But did you know there are 29 routes with a total distance of more than 1900 miles that are known collectively as Scotland’s Great Trails?
Among these routes are those that are far less walked – and therefore a great find if you want to explore Scotland on foot away from the crowds.
To qualify as one of Scotland’s Great Trails, they must be waymarked and largely off-road. They offer the chance for multi-day walking trips, as well as day trips on shorter sections.
The stable of well-managed paths range geographically from the Borders to the Highlands, offering opportunities to enjoy the best of Scotland’s nature and landscape, as well as experiencing history and culture.
This article appeared in Luxury magazine.