Scotland, UK

Scotland, United Kingdom
 (26 votes, 26 reviews)
Scotland (Gaelic: Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.[6][7][8] Occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain, it shares a border with England to the south and is bounded by the North Sea to the east, the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, and the North Channel and Irish Sea to the southwest. In addition to the mainland, Scotland consists of over 790 islands[9] including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides.
Edinburgh, the country's capital and second largest city, is one of Europe's largest financial centres.[10][11] Edinburgh was the hub of the Scottish Enlightenment of the 18th century, which transformed Scotland into one of the commercial, intellectual and industrial powerhouses of Europe. Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, was once one of the world's leading industrial cities and now lies at the centre of the Greater Glasgow conurbation. Scottish waters consist of a large sector[12] of the North Atlantic and the North Sea, containing the largest oil reserves in the European Union. This has given Aberdeen, the third largest city in Scotland, the title of Europe's oil capital.[13]

Trails

Summary
Difficulty
Distance
Castle To Palace - Edinburgh's Royal Mile
An amble down the Royal Mile, soaking in the beauty and history of Edinburgh's "Old Town".
Easy
1.3 mi/
2.1 km
Edinburgh: Athens of the North
Discover some of the architectural jewels that make up UNESCO's World Heritage Site of Edinburgh's Old and New Towns
Easy
2.9 mi/
4.7 km
Edinburgh - a literary adventure in UNESCO's first City of Literature
Follow the footsteps of Miss Jean Brodie and Inspector Rebus, and explore the origins of Dr Jekyll and Harry's Hogwarts
Easy
3.5 mi/
5.6 km
Highlights of Edinburgh
Explore these unmissable attractions in Scotland's capital - one of Europe's most atmospheric and beautiful cities
Easy
4.0 mi/
6.4 km
Edinburgh for families with young children
Britain's only giant pandas, Victorian high jinks and an earth-shattering experience
Easy
8.4 mi/
13.5 km
Edinburgh - off the beaten track
Head south of the centre to a macabre museum, the setting of the Da Vinci coda, and powerful insights into colliery life
Easy
14.0 mi/
23 km
Guides
Edinburgh - a literary adventure in UNESCO's first City of Literature
Easy: 3.5 miles, Half day
Follow the footsteps of Miss Jean Brodie and Inspector Rebus, and explore the origins of Dr Jekyll and Harry's Hogwarts
Edinburgh for families with young children
Edinburgh for families with young children
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
 
Easy: 8.4 miles, Half day
Britain's only giant pandas, Victorian high jinks and an earth-shattering experience
Edinburgh: Athens of the North
Edinburgh: Athens of the North
Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland
 
Easy: 2.9 miles, Half day
Discover some of the architectural jewels that make up UNESCO's World Heritage Site of Edinburgh's Old and New Towns
Highlights of Edinburgh
Highlights of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland
 
Easy: 4.0 miles, Full day
Explore these unmissable attractions in Scotland's capital - one of Europe's most atmospheric and beautiful cities
Edinburgh - off the beaten track
Edinburgh - off the beaten track
Greater Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland
 
Easy: 14.0 miles, Half day
Head south of the centre to a macabre museum, the setting of the Da Vinci coda, and powerful insights into colliery life
Castle To Palace - Edinburgh's Royal Mile
Castle To Palace - Edinburgh's Royal Mile
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Easy: 1.3 miles, Half day
An amble down the Royal Mile, soaking in the beauty and history of Edinburgh's "Old Town".
Community Trips
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West Highland Way
by Tom_Furniss on Apr 05, 2009
Milngavie, Scotland, United Kingdom
108 miles
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Ben Nevis
by gregus_ on May 31, 2010
Fort William, Scotland, United Kingdom
10.0 miles
Hike up to the top of the Ben Nevis, highest point of Great-Britain.We had a sunny day, with no wind, so it was a pleasant hike top the summit.Great view from the top.
Loch Einich (Rothiemurchus, United Kingdom) Photo
Loch Einich track (Rothiemurchus, United Kingdom) Photo
Loch Einich track (Rothiemurchus, United Kingdom) Photo
Loch an Eilein  (Inverdruie, United Kingdom) Photo
Loch an Eilein, Loch Einich and Loch Morlich
by rockhopper09 on Apr 07, 2009
Coylumbridge, Scotland, United Kingdom
25 miles
This route is one of my favourites as the scenery is great, the terrain is varied and it takes in a number of lochs including Loch an Eilein, Loch Einich and Loch Morlich as well as Rothiemurchus and Glenmore.  Other than a few very short road sections, it is almost all off road with the route including singletrack, rutted landrover tracks, forest fire break tracks and specially constructed cycle tracks.  The first...
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Ben Nevis - Wielkanoc
by grzehoo on Apr 12, 2009
9.1 miles
Trig Point view Photo
The Table Photo
Lovely place to cruise Photo
Great view across the valley Photo
Meall Na Suiramach and the Quiraing Skye
by rdtoward21 on Jun 14, 2012
Stenscholl, Scotland, United Kingdom
4.5 miles
Great View Towards Kintail Photo
The Old Man of Storr Photo
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The Old Man from the other ridge Photo
The Storr and Old Man of Storr Skye
by rdtoward21 on Jun 13, 2012
Borve, Scotland, United Kingdom
4.7 miles
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Side escarpment on the east ridge Photo
Kerry on the east ridge Photo
The saddle Photo
Blaven (Blà Bheinn)
by eek_splat on Jul 16, 2011
Torrin, Scotland, United Kingdom
5.7 miles
What a glorious place the Isle of Skye is!  A great effort from Kerry on the day (being 5 months pregnant).Would not do the mountain better service with my ramblings then what can be found here:http://www.blaven.com/blaven.aspx#bmcare
Loch Thom (Inverkip, United Kingdom) Photo
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A minor Loch (Greenock, United Kingdom) Photo
The Greenock Cut
by Windle on May 05, 2009
Gourock, Scotland, United Kingdom
14.4 miles
This level walk is definitely best walked anti-clockwise for the best views of the Clyde, Loch Lomond, Cowal and Greenock.Starting at Cornalees the track heads along the side of the compensation reservoir to Loch Thom Cottage, before rising slowly as it heads over Scroggy Bank and goes down hill, passing a number of reservoirs to Overton.  The walk joins the Greenock Cut path, passing waterfalls, bridges & bothies as it contours along the hillside for 6.5km to Cornalees.The...
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Loch Katrine again
by grzehoo on Jun 05, 2010
Aberfoyle, Scotland, United Kingdom
31 miles
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Loch Leven
by chdot on Oct 17, 2009
Kinross, Scotland, United Kingdom
on off road cycling | 8.2 miles

Reviews
GuseedoRoyale
unbelievable, magical place, everyone should visit this country before they die
Visited on Apr 25, 2014

by GuseedoRoyale on Apr 26, 2014
ultradel
Glen Coe area for Mountain Climbing - Isle Of Arran for Cycling...
Visited on Dec 26, 2013

by ultradel on Dec 26, 2013
RayKenyon
NE Scotland differs from the West by being less rugid. Having said that there are some great cliff walks like the Bullers of Buchan, close to Slains Castle, the inspiration for Dracula!
Visited on Nov 23, 2013

by RayKenyon on Nov 27, 2013
rdtoward21
Great Walk, Stunning views and hardle anybody about!
Visited on Jan 05, 2013

by rdtoward21 on Feb 10, 2013
jacuk
Mid-Argyll.
Centre of the Universe.
Crinan,Kilmartin,Craignish,Knapdale,Kilmory,Kilberry
It does rain a lot though!

Visited on Oct 29, 2012

by jacuk on Nov 06, 2012
rdtoward21
Superb as always. Weather fantastic, scenary awesome!!
Visited on Jul 14, 2012

by rdtoward21 on Aug 12, 2012
rdtoward21
Great weather and stunning scenery !!
Visited on Jun 16, 2012

by rdtoward21 on Jun 17, 2012
rdtoward21
Stunning scenary, great weather on the day, and nobody else seen all day during the walk.
Visited on Apr 28, 2012

by rdtoward21 on May 18, 2012
Moomelon
A week on the west coast of Scotland in Knoydart and on the Isle of Rum. Breathtakingly beautiful, utterly unspoilt and the weather was kind to us too.
Visited on Mar 20, 2012

by Moomelon on Apr 19, 2012
rdtoward21
Very enjoyable as usual. Scotland offers so much everytime you visit. Stuning scenary.
Visited on Jan 27, 2012

by rdtoward21 on Jan 29, 2012
rdtoward21
Excellent as usual. Weather was fine and dry.
Visited on Jan 09, 2012

by rdtoward21 on Jan 15, 2012
rsfreitas
Check the weather if going up the highlands!
Visited on Oct 02, 2011

by rsfreitas on Jan 23, 2012
savinyl
Very nice country for Cycling and camping
Weather not always nice and sometime wet wet but so nice landcape !

Visited on Aug 06, 2011

by savinyl on Sep 09, 2011
eek_splat
I love this part of the world. 2nd trip back, and entirely different focus (MTB the first time, hiking/running this time). The right to roam is a refreshing contrast to the stiff property laws and attitudes we have in Oz. Progressive widespread multi-user systems in place for forestry and recreation is also something we could use adn an example here.
Looking forward to getting back again :)

Visited on Jul 20, 2011

by eek_splat on Jan 29, 2013
arthur_coolen
Finally we were able to do this long planned trip. Despite the weather we had a great time. Next time we would go from B&B to B&B with 2 nights per B&B. It would be a bit more expensive, but we would have more time per place to look around. Now we drove more then we were able to stop and look around.
Visited on Jun 28, 2011

by arthur_coolen on Jul 15, 2011
rdtoward21
Really enjoyed this trip to Scotland. Weather was ok with a few hot days. Scenary as usual was awesome.
Visited on Jun 25, 2011

by rdtoward21 on Jun 29, 2011
amitangshu
Scotland is definitely worth a visit. While staying in Scotland I visited Loch Lomond, Rumbling Bridge in Dunfermline, Jedburgh, Loch Earn in Crieff, islands of Rum and Eigg and Inverness in the East coast and of course the beautiful city of Edinburgh. I enjoyed the visit to Rum and Eigg the most and would love to go back there again.
Visited on Sep 30, 2010

by amitangshu on Jan 12, 2013
Snooch2TheNooch
I love Scotland so much. Never ending beauty. I would recommend it to anyone who likes the countryside.
Visited on Sep 03, 2010

by Snooch2TheNooch on Apr 04, 2014
katermo
A great small country for cycling, walking, climbing, mountain beking. Don't bother the weather or the midgets.
Roads are of perfect quality for cyclists, motorized traffic is limited to some main roads - which should be avoided by bicycle. Don't forget to take some food with you as shops / pubs / restaurants are not everywhere.

Visited on Aug 15, 2010

by katermo on Nov 25, 2010
rdtoward21
Brilliant place to visit
Visited on Jun 15, 2010

by rdtoward21 on Mar 29, 2011
vojtol
Amazing views! The best taste of local beer I ever drank...
Visited on Jun 07, 2010

by vojtol on Sep 30, 2011
gregus_
Very interesting scenery, friendly people, atypical B&B , mythical monsters, lots of history and castles.
Nice hiking trails.

Visited on Jun 04, 2010

by gregus_ on Jan 23, 2011
alanshunter
Scotland.d has to be the best place to spend a little of your time.
Scotland has it all ,mountains ,remote landscapes ,fantastic sea side and buzzing city life.

Visited on Apr 19, 2010

by alanshunter on Jan 23, 2011
SoothSinger
It's my home, I love it!
Visited on Oct 18, 2009

by SoothSinger on Mar 04, 2011
FruityFred
Septembre n'est sans doute pas la meilleure saison pour aller en Ecosse, mais cela reste un paysage magnifique, très vert et très sauvage ! Un vrai petit paradis pour les randonnées qui aiment bien grimper :)
Visited on Aug 26, 2008

by FruityFred on Jun 13, 2011
vborrell
Tour of Scotland with a Tandem bike.
Visited on Aug 15, 2002

by vborrell on Aug 02, 2012

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