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Hiking trip

We want to organize holidays in scotland this summer with our 2 sons aged 12 and 8 years.
Our purpose is to visit by walking through Scotland during summer (One week in August).
We are not yet focused on a specific region but we want to plan a tour with 4/5 hours walking per day max on quite easy walking route (so as not to disgust my youngest son for whom it will be the first time walking several days)...
Do you have some itinerary to recommend ?
What would be your advices ?
Many thanks to all
Kind regards


  • fishyprofishypro Member ✭✭✭
    Hi @ANSO, Around the area of Perthshire would be good. You have the option of river walks, forest trails, gentle hills or even smaller mountains if required.
    The town of Pitlochry (Pitlochry Path Network Map) is a great base for your trip, Aberfeldy (Where J.K.Rowling lives) has nice walks including "The Birks of Aberfeldy", Dunkeld is an old town where you can walk "The Hermitage", Kenmore has a lovely "Hilltop walk".
    The whole of this area is lovely. You can also find amazing walks on "Walkhighlands" web site (By far the best website for walks).
    Failing that you could try Aviemore in the Cairngorms National Park. A great place for wildlife spotting.

    Hope this helps you out
    Best regards
  • VisitScotlandRonanVisitScotlandRonan Member, Administrator, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    Hi Anso, 

    Glad to hear you're planning a visit to Scotland. Anywhere in Scotland can be a gorgeous walk. Try looking at the page i've linked below. It has a list of varying walking routes around Scotland which can hopefully fulfill your needs.

  • VisitScotlandLindsayVisitScotlandLindsay Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    Hi @ANSO

    Scotland has many beautiful places to walk. Like mentioned above Perthshire is a great one and a fairly central location. Not that far from the Perthshire Area you have the Angus Glens of Glen Clova, Glen Doll, Glen Prossen and Glen Esk. Beautiful places to go walking  and the likes of Glen Esk can be flat following the track or can take in the hills as well.
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