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.
Possible cancellations or postponements. Please check with the venue/event organiser for updates.
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
Forth Bridge Cross Sponsored Walk
CANCELLED, South Queensferry
Erskine Bridge Cross Sponsored Walk
CANCELLED, Old Kilpatrick
Tay Bridge Cross Sponsored Walk
Newton Stewart Walk Fest
Crieff and Strathearn Drovers Tryst
High Hopes Hike
23CANCELLED, West Highland Way
Clyde Muirshiel Walking Festival
23rd May 2020, Greenock cut
March For Men (Prostate Cancer)
CANCELLED, Pollock Country Park.
TBC, Holyrood Park
The Cateran Yomp
The Moray Walking & Outdoor Festival
Ben Nevis Trek
Oor Wullie’s BIG Walk
Walk Together To Help Stop Bowel Cancer
Scottish Borders Walking Festival
13th September, 2020 (Virtual)
Ben Nevis Trek
25th – 27th September, 2020
Cowal Walking and Arts Festival
Laich o’ Moray 50
The Flag Walk
Christmas Walking Festival
5th – 6th December 2020, Galashiels
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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