Scotland's Great Trails




WALKING LINKS



Links to other long distance walks.

This is a section that we think may grow and be useful to the walking community. We do not however want to loose any potential walker to other routes until they have enjoyed the experience of the Rob Roy Way. Once your have complete the Rob Roy Way you might like to consider some of the following routes:


St Cuthbert's Way

A four day route from Melrose in the Scottish Borders to Holy Island on the Northumberland Coast. This is a 62.5 mile / 100 Km route crossing the Eildon Hills, following part of the Roman Road, Dere Street, entering the Cheviots and crossing into North Northumberland. The Way passes by St Cuthbert's Cave before descending to the coast at Beal then with the tide out crossing to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.



The Great Glen Way

This is a 73 miles (117Km) way starting at Fort William and the northern end of the West Highland Way and running along side the Caledonian canal to Inverness, the Capital City of the Highlands. This way goes by canal towpath and walking tracks to the side of Lochs Lochy, Oich and Ness.



The Sir Walter Scott Way

This is a 92 miles (148Km) way starting in Moffat and heading NE across the southern region of Scotland to the North Sea Coast at Cockburnspath. This area was the home of Sir Walter Scott the great Scottish novelist. Many of his greatest works are based on this part of Scotland and the Way passes by his home at Abbotsford.



The Roman Heritage Way

This is a 100 miles (160Km) or 103 mile way offering two significantly different experiences dependant on the starting point. Either begin at Wallsend on the banks of the Tyne and track west to Cuddy's Crag or walk east from Bowness on Solway to the Crags, then both options join to head north. The route is now close to the line of Dere Street (Roman Road from York to Edinburgh) as the route crosses Kielder Forest, the Scottish English border and ends at Melrose the location of the Roman Trimontium Fort.



Borders Abbeys Way

This is a 65 mile (105 Km) circular route in the South East of Scotland. It takes in the location of the five Border Abbeys of Selkirk, Kelso, Jedburgh, Melrose and Dryburgh, although only the last four are visible in part as ruins. Enjoy this walk of varied terrain and scenery over a 5 day period and learn about the religious and reiver history that extends over 14 centuries.



Fife Coastal Path

Starting below the Forth Railway Bridge and ending close to the Tay Railway Bridge this is a 78 mile (125 Km) route staying very close to the shore as it travels along the Forth Estuary, then onto the North Sea and finally heads west along the Tay shoreline. This is an attractive walk of a less challenging physical nature full of interest of an historical and industrial viewpoint. Marine and ornithological nature are never distant.



Weardale Way

The Weardale Way has been in existence for several year but 2006 has seen some re-alignment and extensions to this interesting route

This Way starts from the Bede's Memorial Cross that commemorates St Cuthbert and the Lindisfarne Monks and heads east from the North Sea Coast through the World Heritage Site of Durham to finish in the North Pennines in an Area of Natural Outstanding Beauty.



Cateran Trail

Acknowledged as the first Scottish Circular Long Distance walking route this 65 mile (104 Km) route has much to recommend it to the outdoor enthusiast. Situated in the heart of Scotland straddling Highland Perthshire and part of the Angus Glens.

The trail is generally started in Blairgowrie and after reaching Bridge of Cally it follows a cirular route past Kirkmichael, Enochdhu, Spittal of Glenshee, Kirkton of Glenisla and Alyth arriving back in Blairgowrie by one of two route options. With ever changing scenery and breathtaking views this is a walking route that is strongly recommended.



St Oswald's Way

The St Oswald's Way was developed around 2006 and is a new walking route in the NE of England linking the St Cuthbert's Way with the Roman Heritage Way / Hadrian's Wall Path.

This Way starts from the Holy Island that commemorates St Aidan and St Cuthbert and finished at Heavenfield a point close to the centre of Hadrian's Wall Path. The route offers a mixture of coastal paths and inland routes and opens up large parts of the Northumberland countryside.


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Walk in Scotland

This is the dedicated website for VisitScotland.
The website details a very wide range of walks. These are walks of all standards and types and the website is a must for the walker who wants to know how to access and enjoy the great Scottish outdoor on foot.


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Walk in Great Britain

The LDWA is an Association of people with the common interest of walking long distances in rural, mountainous or moorland areas. By joining the LDWA, you will meet other like-minded long distance walkers and gain access to information on walking events and long distance walking routes all over the UK.


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Walks in France

A website with a range of waymarked routes throughout France.


Activites and information related to the Trossachs

If you are looking to find out information relating to the Trossachs there is a comprehensive source of information on the website www.trossachs.co.uk
This site has information under the headings of Places to Visit, The Great Outdoors, Places to Eat, What's On, Maps & Trails, and a Places to Stay directory.


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