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Top 10 Scotland by Alastair Scott

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Walking Routes

1. Southern Upland Way

The longest walking route in Scotland, and a wonderful mix of mountain, moor, forest, loch and pasture. It crosses the country from Portpatrick in the west to Cockburnspath in the east – the preferred direction if you want the wind at your back.prac_info340 km (212 miles) • 15–20 days

2. West Highland Way

The first long-distance route, and still the most popular. Connecting Fort William and Glasgow, it winds past the Nevis and Glencoe ranges, crosses Rannoch Moor and skirts around every other mountain it can find. Stunning scenery, but rather close to the main road in parts.150 km (95 miles) • 7–10 days • www.west-highland-way.co.uk ...

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