Scotland's Best B&Bs
With its wide variety of terrain, Scotland has something for everyone. From stunning walks by the coast or lochs to paths through forests and fields, or hill and mountain hikes for the more adventurous.
There are also dozens of waymarked longer distance trails such as those listed below where you can explore more miles or simply walk along the sections of your choice.
Stay with Scotland's Best B&Bs and explore some of Scotland's Great Trails! Many of our B&Bs are part of the Walkers Welcome scheme by VisitScotland and they can offer places to dry your kit if you get caught out in the rain. Some can also arrange drop off / pick up if you are needing transport to / from your chosen walking route.
If you are bringing your canine companions, check out our Pet Friendly B&Bs.
There are many charity walking events across Scotland, as well as hill races, marathons and ultra marathons.
Here are just some of the annual walking festivals around the country:
Galashiels Mini Walking Festival
28 - 30 April 2023
Annual walking festival in the Scottish Borders.
Crieff & Strathearn Drovers’ Tryst Walking Festival
12 - 15 May, Perthshire
Celebrating the people who made Crieff the cattle-droving crossroads of Scotland in the 1700s. Guided walks for all abilities to enjoy Perthshire's spring colours and stunning scenery. Known as Scotland’s Friendly Walking Festival.
Arran Mountain Festival
12 - 15 May 2023, Isle of Arran
Newton Stewart Walking Festival
12 - 18 May 2023
Walking the Galloway hills in southern Scotland with around 30 routes over 7 days plus a programme of evening social events.
Ballater Walking Festival
3 - 9 June 2023
Exploring the natural beauty of Aberdeenshire plus evening entertainment.
Moray Walking and Outdoor Festival
16 - 26 June 2023
A midsummer walking festival from the foothills of the Cairngorms to the award-winning coastline of Moray.
Scottish Borders Walking Festival
2 - 9 September 2023
A week long celebration of walking in the Borders countryside, centred around Kelso for 2023.
12 - 16 October 2023
Over 25 walks plus many family friendly events around Cowal in Argyll & Bute.
Please remember to follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code and respect the environment you are visiting. Please be responsible as you travel through the landscape and local communities. It's also very important to be well prepared for any type of weather you may encounter and be able to navigate with a map and compass.