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Great Trails

This is a list of the Great Trails of Scotland. This is their equivalent to the National Trails of England Wales. There are currently (2012) 20 Great Trails and between them they cover over 1300 miles. Each trail is at least 25 miles long and are mostly off road. They are waymarked and nationally promoted.

The map on the right shows the rough position of the walks and running your mouse over each one will give you the name of the walk.

Where the names in the first column are hyperlinked this links to a Location Guide page with more information on this site and over time more of these will be added, we will be delighted if some of you would like to also produce location pages.

Great Glen Way Dava Way Moray Coast Trail Speyside Way Formartine & Buchan Way Three Lochs Way West Highland Way Cateran Trail West Highland Way Kintyre Way Fife Coastal Path John Muir Way Forth & Clyde and Union Canal Towpath River Ayr Way Ayrshire Coastal Path Annandale Way Border Abbeys Way Clyde Walkway St Cuthberts Way Southern Upland Way

Great Trail

County Route Distance


Annandale Way   Moffat - Annan 55 miles Annandale Way  
Ayrshire Coastal Path Ayrshire Glenapp - Skelmorlie 100 miles Coastal Path coastal path
Borders Abbeys Way   Jedburgh-Melrose and back 68 miles The Walk Route Circular route
Cateran Trail   Balrigowrie - Alyth 64 miles The Cateran Trail circular route
Clyde Walkway Lanarkshire Glasgow - New Lanark 40 miles Clyde Walkway  
Dava Way Morayshire Forres - Grangetown on Spey 25 miles The Davaway along the old Highland Railway line.
Fife Coastal Path   Forth Estuary - Tay Estuary 93 miles Fife Coastal Path coastal path
Formartine and Buchan Way Aberdeenshire Dyce to Fraserburgh or Peterhead 53 miles Formartine and Buchan Way  
Forth-Clyde/Union Canal Towpath Dumbartonshire Bowling - Fountainbridge 66 miles Canal Towpath  
Great Glen Way   Fort William - Inverness 79 miles Great Glen Way  
John Muir Way   Fisherrow - Dunglass 45 miles John Muir Way Coastal
Kintyre Way   Tarbert - southend 87 miles The Kintyre Way Coastal
Moray Coast Trail Morayshire Findhorn - Cullen 50 miles Moray Ways coastal path
River Ayr Way Ayrshire Glenbuck Loch - Ayr 44 miles The River Ayr Way  
Southern Upland Way   Portpatrick-Cockburnspath 212 miles Southern Upland Way Coast to Coast
Speyside Way   Aviemore-Buckie 65 miles The Speyside Way  
St Cuthberts Way   Melrose-Lindisfarne 62 miles St Cuthbert's Way  
Three Lochs Way   Balloch - Inveruglas 31 miles The 3 Lochs Way  
West Highland Way   Milngavie - Fort William 96 miles WHW  
West Island Way Buteshire Kilchattan Bay - Port Bannatyne 30 miles Walk Highlands Coastal


See Also:

Scotland's Great Trails

National Trails of England and Wales

National Trails of England Wales

List of Long Distance Coastal Paths

List of National Trust Coastal Walks

Long Distance Paths


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