The weather is getting better and we’re ready to get out and spend more time in the great outdoors. If you’re the type of person who enjoys exploring everywhere on foot, you need to know about these amazing hiking trails!
Mull of Galloway Trail (35 miles / 56 km, 2 – 3 days)
Starting at the Mull of Galloway and ending at Glenapp, the trail follows the eastern coastline of the Rhins of Galloway, which is a remote peninsula. You will see beautiful sandy beaches and quaint villages before a final cross-country stretch. The walk has a lot of shoreline paths that have a beautiful view of the sea.
West Island Way (30 miles / 48km, 2 – 3 days)
This trail starts at Kilchattan Bay, Isle of Bute and ends at Kames Bay, Isle of Bute. You will experience a lot of changing landscapes including the sea, moorland, farmland and forrest. You will have the opportunity to look at different wildlife, with the chance of seeing the Basking Shark offshore at south end.
Moray Coast Trail (50 miles / 80km, 3 – 5 days)
This trail starts at Findhorn and ends in Cullen. You will experience beautiful landscapes on this trail, including the rocky cliffs and caves that shelter the villages and harbours and long sandy beaches. This is another great trail for spotting wildlife.
West Highland Way (96 miles / 154km, 5 – 8 days)
Starting at Milngavie and ending in Fort William, the West Highland Way is one of the most popular walking trails in the UK. You will never get bored of the view on this trail as it has a big variety of landscapes. You will see Loch Lomond and the beautiful views of the highlands. You will even catch a glimpse of Glencoe and the sprawling hills of Loch Leven, before reaching Fort William.
Hadrian’s Wall Path (84 miles / 135km, 7 days)
If you’re a history lover, the Hadrian’s Wall Path is the trail for you. You will walk coast to coast following Hadrian’s Wall, passing the Roman settlements and forts. You will experience history with every step you take, and there are lots of quaint market towns and pubs to keep you going along the way.
South Down Way (100 miles / 161km, 8 – 9 Days)
From Winchester to Eastbourne, the South Down Way promises beautiful views of the English countryside, as well as the chance to explore the city of Winchester. If you love views of sprawling hills and forests, this trail is the one for you.
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