Top Five Trails Not To Be Missed In Scotland

Scotland has something for everyone from beautiful gardens, great food and of course Whisky but did you know it also has fantastic trails?  Here are Scotland’s top five trails you don’t want to miss when visiting Scotland.

Scotland’s Top Five Trails

Whisky Trail

Scotland has been producing Whisky since 1494, today there are over 50 distilleries! Scotland has 5 Whisky producing areas Campbeltown, Highland, Islay, Lowland and Speyside. Why not explore the Malt Whisky Trail through the beautiful area of Speyside where you can visit 7 world famous distilleries.

Scotland's Top Five Trails,  Highest Whisky Distillery
The Highest Whisky Producing Distillery In Scotland – Dalwhinnie ©MDHarding

Ice Cream Trail

The love of Ice Cream in Scotland dates back to the early 19th century when many Italian’s brought the delicious cold treat with them while immigrating. Now we can’t live without it and the many exotic flavours it comes in. Today you can find a number of the famous Italian cafes across many of Scotlands cities and coastal towns such as Edinburgh, Dundee and St Andrews. How many have you visited on the Ice Cream Trail?

Scotland's Top Five Trails,  ice cream
Ice Cream at it’s Best ©MDHarding

Chocolate Trail

The history of chocolate dates back to 1900 BC, the Aztecs believed the cacao seeds were from Quetzalcoatl the god of wisdom. Now enjoyed throughout the world by many. Did you know that chocolate bars have to have more than 10% solid cacao in the U.S.A and more than 20% solid cacao in the U.K to be classed as chocolate bars?  Chocolate might not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Scotland but it now has over 75% of companies making delicious chocolates, from raw to bespoke handmade connoisseur. Where will the chocolate trail take you?

Scotland's Top Five Trails,  Raw Chocolate with Coconut, Cardamon, Lime
Raw Chocolate with Coconut, Cardamon and Lime ©MDHarding

Walking trails

Walking is one of the best ways to enjoy Scotland’s countryside, flora/fauna and its unimaginable beauty. Have you heard of the West Highland Way or perhaps the Great Glen Way?

“You never know what’s around the next corner. It could be everything, or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain”. – Tom Hiddleston

Scotland's Top Five Trails,  Loch Lomond
Loch Lomond ©MDHarding

Scenic Driving Trails

There are 13 dramatic driving routes in Scotland including the North Coast 500 (NC500), Borders Historic Route, Fife Coastal Route. Discover more of Scotland at your own pace with a motorhome, through the great Glen Coe or perhaps along the beautiful Seilebost Beach on the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides.

Scotland's Top Five Trails,  Driving through Glen Coe
Driving through Glen Coe ©MDHarding

It’s now high season here in Scotland, please do reserve accommodation and car rental in advance to avoid disappointment.

I hope you have enjoyed reading about Scotland’s top five trails. Have you experienced one of these trails, what is your favourite or perhaps you have taken another?  We would love to hear, please leave your comments/questions below. Happy Travels:) x

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