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8 Stunning Scottish Walks from the Ramblers

8 superbly scenic Scottish routes for walkers of all abilities... By The Ramblers
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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

Length: 7.7 miles
Walking time: 5 hours
Difficulty: Moderate
© Neil Williamson

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.

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Cairnsmore of Fleet, Galloway

Length: 11.5 miles
Walking time: 6 hours
Difficulty: Strenuous
© John5199

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.

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Ben Cruachan and Meall Cuanail, Argyll and Bute

Length: 6.5 miles
Walking time: 6 hours
Difficulty: Strenuous
© Warren Talbot

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.

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Tayport & Tentsmuir Nature Reserve, Fife

Length: 8 miles
Walking time: 3 hours
Difficulty: Easy
© Richard Law & Peter Robinson

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.

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Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

Length: 7 miles
Walking time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
© John Lord

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.

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Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh

Length: 2.7 miles
Walking time: 2 hours
Difficulty: Leisurely
© Magnus Hagdorn

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.

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Galloway Forest Park, Dumfries

Length: 10 miles
Walking time: 4 hours
Difficulty: Moderate
© David Parker

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.

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Furnace and Auchindrain, Argyll

Length: 6 miles
Waking time: 3 hours
Difficulty: Moderate
© David Hawgood & Richard Webb

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.

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The Ramblers

The Ramblers is Britain’s largest organisation for walkers with over 100,000 members across England, Scotland and Wales.