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Scottish National Trail

Aberdeenshire, E Dunbartonshire, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Highland, Midlothian, N Lanarkshire, Perth and Kinross, Borders, Stirling, W Lothian

864 km / 537 miles
The route described by Cameron McNeish from Kirk Yetholm to Cape Wrath in his 2012 book called 'Scotland End to End'. McNeish dubs this route the 'Gore-Tex Scottish National Trail', the project being supported financially by the Gore-Tex clothing company. This route is around 540 miles, includes Edinburgh and uses, in part, the canals across the Central Lowlands. The book is a travelogue rather than providing a detailed route description. It includes parts of promoted marked and unmarked trails, such as St Cuthbert's Way, the Forth & Clyde and Union Canals, the West Highland Way and the Rob Roy Way, but is not waymarked in its own right, except by plaques at the start and finish. As the route gets further north, and coincides with the Cape Wrath Trail, it requires experience with backpacking and good navigation skills over demanding terrain.

Detailed descriptions of each section of the Trail are provided on the Walk Highlands website.


Details:

Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Other Paths
Challenging
Lake/Reservoir/Loch
Moorland
Mountain
National Park
Start: NT826281 - Kirk Yetholm, Borders View on StreetMap
Finish: NC259747 - Cape Wrath, Highland View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2016
Web Sites: Scottish National Trail Walk Highlands - Scottish National Trail Independent Hostels UK - Scottish National Trail Accommodation Trailplanner - Scottish National Trail [blog]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

General Interest Book Scotland end to end  (Cordee Ltd  - 2012 )
Leaflet Scottish National Trail: Kirk Yetholm to Carlops  (Scottish Borders Council  - 2013 )

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
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OS Landranger 9, 15, 16, 19, 20, 25, 33, 34, 35, 36, 43, 51, 52, 53, 57, 64, 65, 66, 72, 73, 74
OS Landranger Active 9, 15, 16, 19, 20, 25, 33, 34, 35, 36, 43, 51, 52, 53, 57, 64, 65, 66, 72, 73, 74
OS Explorer 16, 38, 46, 47, 48, 49, 51, 52, 55, 56, 57, 336, 337, 338, 339, 342, 344, 348, 349, 350, 366, 379, 399, 400, 413, 414, 415, 416, 429, 433, 435, 436, 439, 440, 442, 445, 446
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Route Profile:

862.5 km (535.9 miles)
21,257 m (69,741 ft) ascent
773 m (2,536 ft)  maximum height

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