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Where are the best areas to go off-track hiking?

I need a big area (3000 km^2 +) area to go off-track hiking for a scouting project. We have around 10 teams, which will go off-track hiking for 10 days. 
The area should be wild and it should'nt have a lot of civilisation.


  • VisitScotlandAmandaVisitScotlandAmanda Member, Administrator, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    Hello @Xena_EB19! I'm not sure we have an area of 3000km^2 that would fit your brief, however you may want to consider the Cairngorms, which is roughly 1100km^2 :) 
    Kiwi gal, relocated to Scotland. 
  • Hi @Xena_EB19, you don't say when you're planning to do this and the experience of the groups. That could all have a bearing on where to go. 

    The Cape Wrath Trail may suit you, it is a fairly serious undertaking and takes you through some of the more remote areas in Scotland. The Cairngorms National Park could be an option for a few days or you could even try and link up a Coast to Coast. I know people who have started off over in the Eastern Cairngorms and finished up in Fort William. There's the option there for high camps along the way or on some of the open moorland around Corrour Station. 

    A friend of mine has written a number of long distance walks in Scotland that might give you you a wee bit of inspiration too.

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