46 easy-to-follow circular walks in Highland

Forty-six easy-to-follow hand-crafted circular walks, routes & maps in Highland of all grades in Walk Grade Order


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Forty-six easy-to-follow hand-crafted circular walks, routes & maps in Highland of all grades in Walk Grade Order

Scroll down the list of walks below & click on each walk title (in blue) to locate it on the map above.


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Walk 1 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk h117 The Dubh Lochan Trail from Forsinard

One of the rarest bogland habitat in the world!

Vital Statistics:

Length:1mls (1.5km)
Ascent:33ft (10m)
Time:0½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk h158 The Fairy Glen Waterfalls from Rosemarkie

Two lovely waterfalls in a wooded glen

Vital Statistics:

Length:2.5mls (4km)
Ascent:407ft (124m)
Time:1½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk h187 Neist Point from Waterstein, Isle of Skye

The best place on Skye to see whales, dolphins, porpoises and basking shark

Vital Statistics:

Length:1.75mls (3km)
Ascent:436ft (133m)
Time:1½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk h119 A circuit of Loch an Eilein (Rothiemurchus)

A delightful Lochside stroll

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.75ml (7.5km)
Ascent:197ft (60m)
Time:2 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk h138 The Quiraing from Maoladh Mor

Easy walk to some fascinating rock formations

Vital Statistics:

Length:2.75mls (4.5km)
Ascent:745ft (227m)
Time:1.75hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk h165 Castle Girnigoe (Castle Sinclair) from Staxigoe near Wick

Fine coastal views and an ancient castle

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.5ml (9km)
Ascent:391ft (119m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk h122 Rubha na Sgianadin from Broadford / An t-Ath Leathann

Easy shoreside stroll

Vital Statistics:

Length:5ml (8km)
Ascent:414ft (126m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk h133 Coire Gabhail a.k.a. The 'Lost Valley' of Glen Coe

Glen Coe's 'Lost' Valley

Vital Statistics:

Length:5ml (8km)
Ascent:1,004ft (306m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk h112 Torran Glubhals and Loch Shiel from Glenfinnan

Superb lake and mountain views

Vital Statistics:

Length:6mls (9.5km)
Ascent:712ft (217m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk h204 Tarbat Ness from Portmahomack

Fine, wild coastal walk

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.5mls (13.5km)
Ascent:571ft (174m)
Time:3.75hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk h108 The Fairy Pools, Coire ba Creiche and Bealch a' Mhaim from Glen Brittle

A taste of the Cuillins

Vital Statistics:

Length:5mls (8km)
Ascent:1,089ft (332m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk h136 Loch Sneosdal and Suidh' a' Mhinn from Kilmuir

Superb views of The Outer Hebrides

Vital Statistics:

Length:5mls (8km)
Ascent:1,299ft (396m)
Time:3.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk h149 Boreraig from Loch Cill Chriosd

A walk to a 19th Century ruined village

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.25mls (10km)
Ascent:1,158ft (353m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk h121 Meall a' Bhuachaille from Glenmore Forest Park Visitors Centre

Ascent to superb views

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.25ml (8.5km)
Ascent:1,666ft (508m)
Time:3.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk h222 A circuit of Loch Morlich

A lovely Loch side and Forest stroll

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.25ml (13km)
Ascent:745ft (244m)
Time:3.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk h101 Cairn Gorm from Cairn Gorm Ski Centre

Grade 4. But beware, this is the high mountains

Vital Statistics:

Length:4ml (6.5km)
Ascent:2,104ft (641m)
Time:3.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk h161 Beinn a' Chrulaiste from Altnafeadh, The Pass of Glen Coe

Straight forward walk to superb views

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.5ml (10.5km)
Ascent:2,227ft (679m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk h153 Stob Coire Raineach (Buachaille Etive Beag) and Buachaille Etive Beag (Stob Dubh) from the Pass of Glencoe

Munros 200 and 263

Vital Statistics:

Length:5ml (8km)
Ascent:2,983ft (909m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk h182 Ryvoan Pass and Abernethy Forest from Glenmore Lodge

Delightful Forest Circuit

Vital Statistics:

Length:11ml (17.5km)
Ascent:1,159ft (353m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk h237 Boreraig, Suisnish and Camas Malag from Loch Cill Chriosd

Ruined villages & fine views of The Cuillin Hills

Vital Statistics:

Length:10.75mls (17km)
Ascent:4,398ft (426m)
Time:5.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk h142 Sgorr na Ciche (Pap of Glencoe) from Glencoe Village

Steep but rewarding ascent to fine views

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.5ml (9km)
Ascent:2,501ft (762m)
Time:5.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk h143 Buachaille Etive Mor (Stob Dearg) from Altnafeadh, The Pass of Glen Coe

Munro 109

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.25ml (6.5km)
Ascent:2,491ft (759m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk h125 Stob Coire an t-Sneachda (Cairn Gorm), Cairn Lochan and Creag an Leth-choin (Lurcher's Crag) from Cairn Gorm Ski Centre

Superb views over the northern corries from Cairn Gorm Ski Centre

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.25ml (11.5km)
Ascent:2,609ft (795m)
Time:5.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk h127 Lairig Eilde and Lairig Gartain from The Pass of Glencoe

Spectacular scenery without the climbs

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.25ml (14.5km)
Ascent:2,194ft (669m)
Time:5½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk h129 Ben Hope from Muiseal, Strath More

The ‘easiest' way up Scotland's most northerly Munro

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.25ml (11.5km)
Ascent:3,086ft (941m)
Time:5½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk h109 Stob Coire Raineach (Buachaille Etive Beag) and Buachaille Etive Beag (Stob Dubh) via Lairig Eilde from The Pass of Glencoe

Superb ridge walk

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.5ml (10.5km)
Ascent:3,318ft (1,011m)
Time:6 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk h184 Meall a' Bhuachaille and Craiggowrie from Glenmore Forest Park

Fine high level route

Vital Statistics:

Length:10ml (16km)
Ascent:2,425ft (739m)
Time:6 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk h179 Stob Coire Raineach (Buachaille Etive Beag) and Buachaille Etive Beag (Stob Dubh) via Lairig Gartain from The Pass of Glencoe

Superb ridge walk

Vital Statistics:

Length:8ml (13km)
Ascent:2,993ft (912m)
Time:6 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk h152 Cnap Coire na Spreidhe, Cairn Gorm and Creag an Leth-choin (Lurcher's Crag) from Cairn Gorm Ski Centre

Superb views over the northern corries from Cairn Gorm Ski Centre

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.75ml (14km)
Ascent:3,036ft (925m)
Time:6.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk h135 Stob Coire Raineach (Buachaille Etive Beag) and Buachaille Etive Beag (Stob Dubh) via Stob nan Cabar from The Pass of Glencoe

Testing scramble to a superb ridge

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.5ml (12km)
Ascent:3,016ft (919m)
Time:6½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk h115 The Storr and Old Man of Storr from Bearreraig

A classic walk - but only in good weather

Vital Statistics:

Length:5mls (8km)
Ascent:2,310ft (704m)
Time:4.25hrs
Grade:(Hard)


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Walk h174 Buachaille Etive Mor (Stob Dearg) and Stob na Doire (Buachaille Etive Mor) from from Altnafeadh, The Pass of Glen Coe

One of the best walks you'll do this year

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.75ml (13km)
Ascent:3,814ft (1,162m)
Time:7 hrs
Grade:(Hard)


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Walk h128 Aonach Eagach from Pass of Glen Coe

The finest ridge walk in mainland Britain - but not for the faint hearted

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.75ml (12.5km)
Ascent:4,270ft (1,301m)
Time:7.25hrs
Grade:(Hard)


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Walk h164 The Pap of Glencoe and Sgorr nam Fiannaidh from Glencoe Village

Fine views of the Aonach Eagach ridge

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.75ml (14km)
Ascent:4,040ft (1,231m)
Time:7.25hrs
Grade:(Hard)


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Walk h211 Bidean nam Bian from Pass of Glen Coe

The highest point in what was 'Argyll'

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.75ml (12.5km)
Ascent:4,391ft (1,338m)
Time:7.25hrs
Grade:(Hard)


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Walk h223 Sgorr Dhearg, The Beinn a' Bheithir Ridge and Sgorr Dhonuill from South Ballachulish

Superb views

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.75ml (12.5km)
Ascent:4,175ft (1,272m)
Time:7.25hrs
Grade:(Hard)


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Walk h197 Spidean Coinich (Quinag), Sail Ghorm (Quinag) and Sail Gharbh (Quinag) from Lairig Unapool

Fantastic panoramic views

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.75mls (14km)
Ascent:4,050ft (1,234m)
Time:7½ hrs
Grade:(Hard)


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Walk h132 Creise and Meall a' Bhuiridh from The Kings House Hotel

Good navigation skills needed in mist

Vital Statistics:

Length:10.25ml (16.5km)
Ascent:3,929ft (1,197m)
Time:7.75hrs
Grade:(Hard)


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Walk h100 Ben Nevis via The Tourist Path from Achintee, Fort William

The tourist route up the UK's Highest Mountain

Vital Statistics:

Length:10.25ml (16.5km)
Ascent:4,424ft (1,348m)
Time:8½ hrs
Grade:(Hard)


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Walk h154 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from The Nevis Range Mountain Gondola

You'll need a good head for heights on the CMD arete

Vital Statistics:

Length:11.5ml (18.5km)
Ascent:3,919ft (1,194m)
Time:8½ hrs
Grade:(Hard)


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Walk h156 Bynack Mor and A' Choinneach from Glenmore Lodge

Munro 52 and The Cairngorms' most northerly

Vital Statistics:

Length:15ml (24km)
Ascent:3,052ft (930m)
Time:8½ hrs
Grade:(Hard)


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Walk h193 Creise and Meall a' Bhuiridh from A82 at Lochan na Stainge

Good navigation skills needed in mist

Vital Statistics:

Length:12.25ml (19.5km)
Ascent:4,322ft (1,317m)
Time:8.75hrs
Grade:(Hard)


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Walk h162 Bidean nam Bian, Stob Coire Sgreamhach and Bein Fhada

The highest point in what was 'Argyll'

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.75ml (16.5km)
Ascent:5,405ft (1,647m)
Time:9 hrs
Grade:(Hard)


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Walk h102 Bidean nam Bian and Stob Coire Sgreamhach

2 Munros and 4 Munro Tops

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.5ml (15km)
Ascent:6,173ft (1,881m)
Time:10 hrs
Grade:(Hard)


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Walk h137 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from Achintee, Fort William

A different side of the UK's Highest Mountain - not for the faint hearted

Vital Statistics:

Length:12.25ml (19.5km)
Ascent:5,333ft (1,625m)
Time:10 hrs
Grade:(Very Hard)


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Walk h118 The Ben Wyvis Massif from Garbat

Testing high level route with stunning 360º views

Vital Statistics:

Length:16.5ml (26.5km)
Ascent:5,415ft (1,045m)
Time:11½ hrs
Grade:(Very Hard)


See this list of walks, routes & maps in:

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NB. To reverse (toggle) this order, click Grade Order again





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