8 Stunning Scottish Walks from the Ramblers
For a variety of scenic walks for all abilities, it doesn’t get much better than Scotland. From historic city streets to striking hills and mountains, meandering coast lines to wildlife-filled forests, Scotland really does offer something for everyone. And whether you’re a seasoned walker or just starting out, we have a stunning Scottish walk for you. We’ve teamed up with our outdoor partners, the Ramblers, to discover some of Scotland’s finest hidden gems. Happy walking!
Pentland Hills, Edinburgh
Starting point: Flotterstone Car Park
A superb, scenic circular walk over the Pentland Hills of Scald Law, Carnethy Hill and Turnhouse Hill. You’ll soon forget about the steep climbs as you take in the incredible panoramic views.
Cairnsmore of Fleet, Galloway
Starting point: Car park near Muirfad
An upland walk over Cairnsmore of Fleet and its smaller neighbour Meikle Multaggart near Newton Stewart. You’ll head through forests and over mountain, providing many stunning vantage points.
Ben Cruachan and Meall Cuanail, Argyll and Bute
Starting point: Lay-by near Cruachan Visitor Centre
This circular walk takes you across the Munro of Ben Cruachan and the peak of Meall Cuanail. Ben Cruachan is held in high regard by walkers everywhere and as you stand atop the summit you’ll be able to see why.
Tayport & Tentsmuir Nature Reserve, Fife
Starting point: William Street, Tayport, Fife
This walk was made for wildlife lovers. Treading through woodland, roaming over sand dunes and through marram grass, there are plenty of opportunities to spot roe deer, red squirrels, seals and many birds.
Starting point: Beach Leisure Centre car park, Aberdeen
This circular walk explores both the Old Town and New Town, passing many of Aberdeen’s most loved landmarks, including St Machar’s Cathedral, the Town House and Marischal College. You’ll also enjoy a stretch along Aberdeen Beach, allowing you to soak up the fantastic views along the Aberdeenshire coastline.
Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh
Starting point: Main entrance to Scottish Parliament Building
Arthur’s Seat is a dramatic dollop of Scottish wilderness rising unexpectedly from the heart of Edinburgh. There may be a steep climb to the top, but on a clear day you’ll be rewarded with views over the entire Scottish capital and beyond.
Galloway Forest Park, Dumfries
Starting point: Glentrool Visitor Centre, Dumfries
This figure-of-eight walk combines two walks in the heart of the Galloway Forest Park, circumnavigating Loch Trool. Within the UK’s only Dark Sky Park, this walk promises amazing views both night and day.
Furnace and Auchindrain, Argyll
Starting point: Furnace War Memorial
With secluded glens, dramatic waterfalls and beautiful countryside, this walk has something to please everyone. Get up close to Millers Falls and enjoy fine views of Dun Leacainn’s steep slopes along the way.
The Ramblers is Britain’s largest organisation for walkers with over 100,000 members across England, Scotland and Wales.