06 November 2012
Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has launched the Scottish National Trail. ...
Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has launched the Scottish National Trail. The trail, which is the longest in Scotland, forms Scotland's first ever end-to-end walking route, from Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders, through to Cape Wrath - the most north-western point on the British mainland.
Author and broadcaster Cameron McNeish compiled the Scottish National Trail and has also co-authored Scotland End to End, a book telling the story of the trail. The path along the 476-mile trail follows many existing tracks and trails, some of which have been used for centuries. It can either be tackled as a long-distance challenge or broken down into sections:
Scottish National Trail routes
- Kirk Yetholm to Edinburgh – 130km/80 miles
- Edinburgh to Milngavie – 82km/51 miles
- Milngavie to Kingussie – 200km/125 miles
Kingussie to Cape Wrath – 354km/220 miles
(Image copyright Bryce Morrison)
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