4 Short Hikes to Explore in Scotland

Checkout places to visit in Scotland


Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom, covering the northern third of the island of Great Britain. Mainland Scotland has a 96 mile (154 km) border with England to the southeast and is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, the North Sea to the northeast, and the Irish Sea to the south. Scotland includes more than 790 islands.

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Short Hikes to Explore in Scotland

Fairy Pools

The Fairy Pools are a natural waterfall in Glen Brittle on the Isle of Skye. The pools are a vivid blue and are a popular place for wild swimmers who brave the cold waters. The habitat of the Fairy Pools hosts a variety of animals, such as red deer, rabbits, and sheep.

Falls of Foyers

The waterfall has a fine cascade, having a fall of 165 feet. Set in a dramatic gorge, a short walk takes you to the viewpoint of the falls.

Loch Leven Heritage Trail

The Loch Leven Heritage Trail is a largely traffic-free path around Loch Leven linking Kinross with RSPB Loch Leven and back to Kinross. It lies between Edinburgh and Perth, in the east of Scotland’s Central Lowlands. The path is mostly level and barrier-free, making it suitable for walkers, cyclists and wheelchair users of all abilities.

Neist Point

Neist Point is a viewpoint on the most westerly point of Isle of Skye. Neist Point Lighthouse has been located there since 1909. Whales, dolphins, porpoises, and basking shark can be seen from the point.

Map of Short Hikes to explore in Scotland