Skip the crowded cities and visit Scotland’s new route trails


Sometimes when taking a break, there is nothing better than avoiding the crowded cities and getting in touch with mother nature. Scotland is the perfect destination to do this and its picturesque views are second to none, and with over 23 routes to choose from in the country’s national network of trails, there is so much exploring to do – over 1,500 miles to be precise!

There are three brand new trails that have recently been added that are well worth making the journey to: the Berwickshire Coastal Path, the Rob Roy Way and the Great Glen Canoe Trail. Pete Rawcliffe of Scottish National Heritage said: “In Scotland we’re very lucky to have so many long-distance trails running through some of our finest scenery, so it’s great to add another three routes to ‘Scotland’s best’. “Even for the lesser-experienced walkers, the trails are easy to follow and well-marked so there is no chance of you getting lost or suddenly finding that you are heading in the opposite direction – always handy when exploring! From the Borders to the Highlands, there is so much wildlife to be found in Scotland and if you fancy checking out the new trails, for the Rob Roy Way you need to head to Drymen where you will follow the paths that were once used by Rob Roy MacGregor in the 17th and 18th Centuries, which will lead you to Pitlochry.

The Berwickshire Coastal Path takes you from Cokburnspath to Berwick-on-Tweed, while the Great Glen Canoe Trail will actually transport you through Loch Ness, which is perfect for anyone who has always wanted to catch a glimpse of Nessie herself. Through this trail you can also paddle from Fort Williams to Inverness, taking in some breathtaking sights while doing so. Make sure to wrap up warm and wear some sensible walking shoes when embarking on one of Scotland’s trails. When you have finished, it is always a great idea to continue the experience by settling down with a wee dram of whisky to really end your day on a high.

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