Scotland's Best B&Bs
Some of Scotland’s Great Trails can be found in the Highlands, Aberdeenshire and Speyside. These are waymarked routes which you can complete over several days or simply walk along the sections of your choice.
The Scottish Highlands and north east of Scotland are perfect for walking holidays and 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.
Caledonian Canal at Inverness near Inverness House
Autumn in Glen Affric near Home Farm B&B
Photo by VisitScotland / Kenny Lam
Summer in the Cairngorms - photo by North East 250 / Damian Shields
There are lots of other walks of varying degrees of difficulty throughout the north of Scotland. In one of our blogs, you can see the walk to the Fyrish Monument which is just off the North Coast 500 driving route. It offers spectacular views over the Cromarty Firth to one side and Ben Wyvis to the other.
B&Bs nearby include White Rose Tower, near Invergordon and Home Farm B&B in Muir of Ord.
For those who are very active, there are lots of hill races, charity events, marathons and ultra marathons up and down the country throughout the year including popular events like the Great Wilderness Challenge (12 August 2023) which has 7, 13 and 25 mile routes in scenic Wester Ross, and the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon and Festival of Running in Inverness (1 October 2023).
There are also some walking festivals in the north of Scotland including:
Ballater Walking Festival
3 - 9 June 2023
Exploring the natural beauty of Aberdeenshire with a programme of walks, 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.
Whatever walks you wish to enjoy, it's very important to be well prepared for any type of weather you may encounter and be able to navigate with a map and compass. 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.
Photo credit: top of page - West Highland Way (Glencoe) by VisitScotland / Kenny Lam