The Scottish Coastal Way

Scotland’s Coastal Path; a Hiker’s Paradise

Few places in the world actually offer the spectacular views and terrain for which Scotland’s roughly 10,000 kilometres of coastline are famous.

From the Berwickshire Trail and the Fife Coastal Path to the John Muir Way in the country’s south, Scotland’s great coastal trails represent a veritable paradise for seasoned hikers.
This website is designed for anyone interested in exploring Scotland’s celebrated coastal pathways and trails.

Here, readers will find a range of helpful information, including the best times of the year to plan a visit, the most highly-rated pubs and eateries, and the most charming seaside boutique hotels.

The Fife Coastal Route

15 Mar 2021

A popular route to follow for keen hikers is the Fife Coastal Path. At a length of 77 miles, it is best covered over a period of a week or more. Several towns and villages along the way cater to those who wish to stay for the night.

The Berwickshire Coastal Path

24 Feb 2021

For those who are interested in not just the spectacular scenery of Scotland, but also its fascinating history, hiking the Berwickshire Coastal Path is highly recommended. Visitors can learn why smuggling was particularly prevalent along Scotland's coastal trails. There are many viewpoints where famous smuggling incidents took place.

What Time of Year to Hike in Scotland?

18 Jan 2021

Hiking is a popular pastime at any time of year. Still, Scotland's coastal paths are subject to windy weather in the winter. Those who prefer calmer conditions are advised to hike during spring or autumn. Then, the weather is rarely extreme, and warmer days can be enjoyed.