What Are the Best Treks in Scotland?

I’ve always wanted to go trekking in Scotland. What are the best paths that combine great natural scenery with history?

Loch Ness     Photo: Dave Stokes/Wikimedia Commons

A:The walking paths of Scotland are some of the most dramatic you’ll find in the world—traveling along broad barren fields and weather-beaten stretches of empty coast without ever straying too far from a pub. John Muir, the Scottish-born founder of the Sierra Club, would be proud of the network of trekking paths that greet visitors to his country today. These three are among the finest. You can camp along the way or stay overnight in the towns you pass through—be sure to bring bug spray either way.

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