100 Classic Coastal Walks in Scotland

100 Classic Coastal Walks in Scotland

the essential practical guide to experiencing Scotland's truly dramatic, extensive and ever-varying coastline on foot


If you are keen to explore the six thousand miles of coastline that Scotland has to offer, then this is the perfect guide for you. Complete with maps and illustrations and covering walks ranging from gentle strolls, family friendly outings and full-scale hikes, this is the perfect handbook for any Scottish adventure!

'An invaluable accessory to the boots and the backpack' -- Daily Record

'This selection of day trips, including maps and useful information, is a welcome sight' -- Scottish Field
'Superb book with some great walks in it - ideal for new and old hikers alike' -- ***** Reader review
'Excellent and very informative' -- ***** Reader review
'Brilliant - very impressed, nicely laid out and nice maps too' -- ***** Reader review
Scotland and its islands encompass more than 10,000 miles of breath-taking coastline. The 100 routes outlined by Andrew Dempster in this essential guide take in the quaint fishing ports, long sun-bleached strands and vast golf links of the east coast; the grand Gothic cliffs, natural arches and storm-tossed sea-stacks that comprise much of the fractured edge of the Atlantic; the kaleidoscopic wildflower carpet of the Western Isles machair; the romantic castles and Clearance settlements of Skye; and myriad idyllic secluded beaches and awe-inspiring clifftop vantage points.

This unique guide covers the whole spectrum, from short hour-long beach strolls to serious full-day hikes that require mountain gear and total commitment.

Compiled in a user-friendly format, containing maps and illustrations throughout, 100 Classic Coastal Walks in Scotland provides a wealth of walking possibilities for anyone with an interest in outdoor pursuits, with many of the walks also suitable for children.

Book that staycation now!


  • An invaluable accessory to the boots and the backpack
    Daily Record

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