Here are some ideas for quieter routes.

The Scotland Off The Beaten Track website has a number of less frequented routes throughout Scotland and is independent of any business or area.

The South West of Scotland has some stunning landscape as is usually much quieter than the central belt. A good place to plan routes is the South West Scotland Hill Walking Routes Page.

Heritage Paths

ScotWays’ Heritage Paths website describes and maps all types of traditional routes across Scotland, from herring roads to coffin roads.

Scottish Hill Tracks first published in 1947 and still going strong, has got details of 344 routes across the hill of Scotland.

Community Paths Groups

Many local communities have worked together to create and promote their own local path network.  Here’s a few to get you started!

Lumphanan Paths group received funding from ScotWays and have produced a great website and walks leaflets.

Walk Melrose

Visit Moffat

Forgotten Hills

ScotWays has produced maps to highlight the heritage paths across the beautiful, but not so much visited, Lammermuir Hills and the Campsie Fells

Other Route Suggestions

Have a look at these websites and look for the routes you haven’t heard of before?



Pilgrim Routes

Scotland’s Great Trails

Ramblers Scotland

National Trust for Scotland

Forest and Land Scotland

Fife Coast and Countryside Trust

Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust

Visit East Lothian – walking

East Lothian Cycling

Out and About Midlothian

Bikepacking Scotland