Best walk in Scotland is 'not to be missed' -  expect 'fabulous' views and 'sweet rewards'

Best walk in Scotland is 'not to be missed' -  expect 'fabulous' views and 'sweet rewards'
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Anna Barry

By Anna Barry

Published: 12/01/2024

- 16:21

The best walks in the country for a scenic wander have been shared

Many Britons like to go abroad for the holidays, to explore new sites, cuisines and cultures.

But for those who would rather enjoy a cosy staycation, there's also so much to explore in the UK.

UK holidays became popular during the pandemic when international travel was banned, but they have remained popular post-pandemic as they often prove cheap and easy.

Scotland is a great choice for a UK holiday - especially for those who like to exercise on their vacations, as it is home to some beautiful walks.

Glenfinnan Viaduct Trail

Glenfinnan Viaduct Trail is 'not to be missed'


Visit Scotland comprised a list of the seven best walks in the country, for holidaymakers who fancy a scenic stroll.

Coming in at number one was Glenfinnan Viaduct Trail, where walking enthusiasts can expect picturesque views - and a little insight into their favourite wizard movie.

Visit Scotland said: "Perhaps you only stopped for a quick snap of the majestic viaduct, or to appease the kids by taking them to see the railway bridge from the Harry Potter films, but if the weather is in your favour and you’ve got the right footwear, why not stay a while and take in the fresh air on a one to two hour walk?

"The Glenfinnan Viaduct Trail is 2.5 miles (4km) in length and offers sweet rewards, such as views of Loch Shiel and a visit to the poignant Glenfinnan Monument too, which is a tribute to Jacobite clansmen and was erected in 1815."

Seven of the best walks in Scotland
  1. Glenfinnan Viaduct Trail
  2. Arthur’s Seat
  3. West Highland Way
  4. Ben Nevis
  5. Glencoe
  6. Fife Coastal Path
  7. Tobermory Bay to Arnos Park
Arthur's Seat

'Absolutely stunning views over Edinburgh'


People who have done this sensational Scottish walk at Glenfinnan said it's "not to be missed".

One walking enthusiast said: "Fabulous views of the viaduct and the monument. Also managed to catch the steam train going across. Time it right! Great day out! Definitely a must if you’re in the area."

The second best walk in Scotland, according to the list, was Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh.

This is an "easy" and "pleasant" three mile (4.75km) hill walk. Visitors said it had "absolutely stunning views over Edinburgh".

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