Our Scotland walking events and festivals are springing up everywhere to cater for the nation’s growing obsession with keeping fit, losing weight and living healthier lifestyles.
I have listed here some of the most popular annual events for all walking enthusiasts.
With our great terrain, you can enjoy the best of walking in Scotland with hill, coastal and woodland walks, with routes to suit all, from experienced walkers to beginners.
SCOTLAND WALKING EVENTS AND FESTIVALS 2020….
Walk Islay, Jura and Colonsay
19th – 24th April, 2020
Galashiels Mini Walking Festival
24th – 26th April, 2020
Forth Bridge Cross Sponsored Walk
25th April 2020, South Queensferry
Erskine Bridge Cross Sponsored Walk
25th April 2020, Old Kilpatrick
Tay Bridge Cross Sponsored Walk
25th April 2020, Newport-on-Tay
26th April, 2020
Newton Stewart Walk Fest
8th – 14th May, 2020
Ballater-Royal Deeside Walking Festival
16th – 22nd May 2020
Crieff and Strathearn Drovers Tryst
22nd – 25th May, 2020
High Hopes Hike
23rd May 2020, West Highland Way
Clyde Muirshiel Walking Festival
TBC, Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park
6th June 2020, Holyrood Park
The Cateran Yomp
6th – 7th June 2020, Perthshire
7th June, 2020
The Moray Walking & Outdoor Festival
12th – 21st June, 2020
March For Men (Prostate Cancer)
TBC, Pollock Country Park.
Ben Nevis Trek
26th – 28th June, 2020
Martin Currie Rob Roy Challenge
Glasgow to Edinburgh Trek
25th – 26th July, 2020
Oor Wullie’s BIG Walk
16th August, 2020
Walk Together To Help Stop Bowel Cancer
Scottish Borders Walking Festival
5th – 12th September 2020, Jedburgh
13th September, 2020
Ben Nevis Trek
25th – 27th September, 2020
The Flag Walk
UNSCHEDULED WALKS YOU CAN DO ANYTIME….
You don’t have to wait for Scotland walking events to come round. If you prefer doing your own thing, there are lots of fabulous woodland walks all around the country.
One of the walks I have done, and which I highly recommend is Auchincruive, in Ayrshire, just off the Whitletts roundabout. This is actually a series of four walks:
- The Waggonway Trail (3 miles)
- Oswald’s Trail (2.75 miles)
- Three Green Knights Trail (1.5 miles)
- The Farm Trail (2.5 miles)
You can do each walk separately or combine all four together for one longer walk of almost 10 miles. Each of the walks are colour coded and clearly marked, and they all start and finish very conveniently, at the main car park. It’s a fantastic day out.
Another great walk that’s available anytime, is the Greenock Cut. As you pass through Greenock heading for Inverkip, (or vice versa) take the road for Loch Thom until you arrive at the Cornalees Bridge Visitor Centre. Your seven mile walk starts and ends here, and you’ll enjoy some fantastic views across the water to the Island of Bute.
But the longest, and without doubt the most popular and challenging walks in Scotland are the West Highland Way, from Milngavie to Fort William, a distance of 95 miles. This is closely followed by the Great Glen Way from Fort William to Inverness, at 79 miles.
To see the best of the country, Guided Walks And Scrambling Tours are also available.
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