Scotland has a network of well marked long distance hiking trails. Whether you want coastal paths, mountains, lochs, forests, rolling hills, or riverside walks Scotland has it all. The most challenging and diverse trail, not just in Scotland, but in all of Great Britain, is by far the Scottish National Trail. This trail spans 864 kilometers (537 miles). Starting at the Southern border of Scotland it reaches all the way through the highlands to the northern coastline. There are many shorter trails as well, that boast spectacular scenery, historical castles and, quite possibly, a whiskey distillery as well as a pub or two! At night you can stay in B&B’s, hostels, hotels, or choose to camp. Wild camping is allowed on most unenclosed land. Reading the Scottish Outdoor Access Code will teach you the wild camping guidelines.
Successfully trek along the Scottish National Trail or on one of the many other shorter network of scenic trails in Scotland with a fit body and mind!
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Fred and Donna Austin: Fred and Donna Austin, continue expanding the series of British Footpath guide books (covering England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland), started by their friend Richard Hayward, who stumbled upon his first waymarked British footpath in 1974, and continued happily following these paths to the end of his life. His love for these gentle pathways have helped many discover their own serendipitous journeys through his walking classes and his walking guidebooks. Fred Austin continues to teach these classes at North Seattle Community College in the Continuing Education department.
North Seattle Community College British Footpath class offerings:https://continuinged.northseattle.edu/courses/travel
List of the various treks in Scotland: