Scotland's long distance walking routes

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Long distance route Length Done? Grade Time Baggage
Affric Kintail Way 75km4 daysExcept one stage
Annandale Way 88km3 - 5 daysSome stages
Arran Coastal Way 109km7 daysAll stages
Ayrshire Coastal Path 148km6 - 8 daysAll stages
Berwickshire Coastal Path 48km2 - 4 daysMost stages
Borders Abbeys Way 107km5 - 6 daysAll stages
Cape Wrath Trail 378km14-18 days
Cateran Trail 104km4 - 6 daysMost stages
Clyde Walkway 65km 2 - 5 daysAll stages
Dava Way 38km1 - 3 daysTo start/end
East Highland Way 128km4 - 7 daysMost stages
Fife Coastal Path 183km6 - 9 daysAll stages
Formartine & Buchan Way 86km3 - 5 daysAll stages
Forth & Clyde / Union Canals 101km3 - 4 daysAll stages
Great Glen Way 117km5 - 6 daysAll stages
Hebridean Way 253km12 daysAll stages
John Muir Way 212km9 - 10 daysAll stages
John o' Groats Trail 235km10 - 14 daysAll stages
Kintyre Way 161km6 - 7 daysAll stages
Loch Lomond and Cowal Way 90km4 - 7 daysAll stages
Loch Ness 360 126km5 - 6 daysAll stages
Moray Coast Trail 74km3 - 5 daysAll stages
Mull of Galloway Trail 59km3 daysNot to start
River Ayr Way 65km2 - 4 daysNot all route
Rob Roy Way 128km5 - 8 daysExcept one stage
Scottish National Trail (not shown on map) 864kmClick35 days
Skye Trail 128km7 daysAll stages
Southern Upland Way 338km12 - 15 daysMost stages
Speyside Way 138km6 - 8 daysMost stages
St Cuthbert's Way 100km4 - 5 daysAll stages
Three Lochs Way 53km3 - 4 daysAll stages
West Highland Way 151km 5 - 8 daysAll stages
West Island Way 45km2 - 3 daysAll stages

Scotland's long distance routes provide superb opportunities to get out there on foot to discover and explore some of the best of Scotland's landscape and wildlife. The routes vary greatly in character, from sections of the Clyde Walkway through the centre of the city of Glasgow, through waymarked cross-country routes such as the ever popular West Highland Way, to unofficial, partly pathless challenges for experienced backpackers such as the Cape Wrath Trail.

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