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Running along the Caledonian Canal between Fort William and Gairlochy

Article · 16 Sep 2020

Fastpacking the Great Glen Way

In May 2017, Josephine Anselin set out on a three-day solo fastpacking trip from Fort William to Inverness, running 79 miles (121km) coast to coast through the Scottish Highlands. Usually treated as a long-distance hiking route, the Great Glen Way...

The West Highland Way

Article · 15 Jul 2020

This is NOT the West Highland Way...

Not the West Highland Way by Ronald Turnbull offers all the benefits of the West Highland Way trail with some additional tracks that are guaranteed to inspire the explorer within you

Millarochy Bay, Loch Lomond

Article · 7 Jun 2020

The trials, tribulations, and joys of writing a guidebook to the West Highland Way

Terry Marsh reflects on the trials and tribulations – and joys – of writing and maintaining his guidebook to the West Highland Way.

Heading north from Galloway to Ayrshire

Article · 13 Jul 2019

Scotland south to north: Mull of Galloway Trail

Christine Gordon's latest challenge to walk the length of Scotland began with the Mull of Galloway Trail and the Loch Ryan Coastal Path. Well, actually, it began with tea and...

1 Strathcarron

Article · 20 Feb 2019

The Great Outdoors Challenge: Prep and planning

Peter Aylmer prepares for the annual event that stretches coast-to-coast across the Scottish Highlands, where one of the first challenges is to make it into the ballot. Here he...

The heart of Robert the Bruce may be buried beneath Melrose Abbey

Article · 6 Feb 2019

Wondrous times on the frontier: A walk on the Borders Abbeys Way

Paul Boobyer takes a fascinating tour of Scotland’s ruined Borders abbeys: four ravaged Gothic masterpieces that sat on the front line in a series of devastating wars that...

Taking the high route on the Ettrick Hills.

Article · 9 Sep 2018

An intro to... the Southern Upland Way, Scotland’s Coast to Coast Walk

The 347km (215 mile) long Southern Upland Way from coast to coast, is Scotland’s longest Great Trail, and now, thanks to a new route through the Ettrick Hills, higher than...

An intro to... The Hebridean Way, a new route through the Hebrides

Article · 20 May 2017

An intro to... The Hebridean Way, a new route through the Hebrides

Would you like to walk the Hebridean Way? Richard Barrett, author of the guidebook, shares the essentials.

An Intro to... Scotland's Great Trails

Article · 8 Feb 2017

An intro to... Scotland's Great Trails

There is a vast amount of walking to do in Scotland - we should know, we have published around 50 guidebooks to the country! However, there are no National Trails such as England's Pennine Way or Wales' Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. Instead Scotland's...

An intro to the West Highland Way

Article · 17 Aug 2016

An intro to... The West Highland Way

Have you ever wanted to walk the West Highland Way? Here is a quick introduction to this mostly easy, low-level trail from Milngavie to Fort William in Scotland.

An intro to the Great Glen Way

Article · 24 Mar 2016

An intro to... the Great Glen Way

Have you ever wanted to walk the Great Glen Way? Here is a very quick introduction to this ideal first time long distance trail.

Skye Trail

Article · 14 Jul 2014

Tackle a challenging long-distance walk with the Skye Trail

The Isle of Skye holds a special place in people's hearts and the best way to experience the island properly is by tackling the Skye Trail.

Great Glen Way

Article · 6 Aug 2013

Planning to walk your first National Trail? How about the Great Glen Way?

There's no shortage of options in the Cicerone range of guidebooks for long-distance walks across the UK. But if you want to walk your first National Trail, then the Great Glen...

The Cape Wrath Trail

Article · 9 Apr 2013

Up for a challenge? Then the Cape Wrath Trail could be just what you are looking for.

The Cape Wrath Trail is widely regarded as Britain's toughest long distance route, and with good reason. The 3-week, 200-mile epic backpacking route from Fort William to the most...

Speyside Way

Article · 10 Jul 2012

Discover the Speyside Way, Dava Way and Moray Coast Trail

The Speyside Way is a superb long-distance Scottish Great Trail. It runs for 66 miles from Aviemore to Buckie, with relatively little ascent or descent whilst passing through some...

Ayrshire and Arran

Article · 4 Jul 2012

Looking for a superb coastal walk this summer? Try the Ayrshire and Arran Coastal Paths

The fantastic Ayrshire Coastal Path strikes its course for 94 miles from Glenapp in the south to Skelmorlie in the north. Add to this the Arran Coastal Path, which circumnavigates...