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.
SCOTLAND WALKING EVENTS AND FESTIVALS 2024….
I have listed some of the most popular annual events for 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.
Galasheils Mini Walking Festival
TBC, Scottish Borders
Route planning is in progress, check website for details.
28th April 2024, Glasgow
Crieff and Strathearn Drovers Tryst
10th – 13th May, 2024
Newton Stewart Walk Fest
10th – 16th May 2024
2nd June 2023, Aberdeen
The Cateran Yomp
8th – 9th June 2024, Blairgowrie
Moray Walking & Outdoor Festival
14th – 24th June 2024. 2024
Ballater-Royal Deeside Walking Festival
18th – 24th June 2024/b>
The Kiltwalk Dundee
11th August 2024
7th September 2024
Ben Nevis Trek
14th September 2024, Fort William
The Kiltwalk Edinburgh
15th September 2024
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.
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