It seems that fundraising is becoming more and more popular these days with people always finding inventive new things to get sponsorship. At EasyWays, we may be biased, but we’d recommend the noble act of walking long distance for charity! Thinking of taking part in the best coast to coast walk Scotland has to offer, like the North Highland Way? We have the information you need!
Walking long distances can be extremely challenging. If you’re not used to walking long distances, it can be particularly trying on your body. As well as this, the emotional toll of walking so far can require a lot of determination and stamina!
Despite being so difficult, walking for charity can be a great bonding exercise for families, friends and colleagues.
“Walk for Jock” is a group from Linlithgow who walk with EasyWays every year.
When people think of long distance walks in Scotland, they tend to think of the famous West Highland Way. The West Highland Way was the first official long distance walk in Scotland and because of this, it’s no surprise that it’s the first walk to spring to mind for most people but there are many, many other options to choose from!
The East Highland Way
The East Highland Way is 78 miles – so not quite as long as it’s sister but it does provide a connecting link between the West Highland Way, the Great Glen Way, Speyside Way and Moray Coastal Trail at different points of the walk.
This walk takes you through the beautiful Highland Glens (Spean, Banchor and Badenoch), on the shores of rivers and lochs eventually reaching the Cairngorm Mountains at Aviemore!
Although not as popular or quite as long as the West Highland Way, the East Highland Way is still a huge challenge and provides some of Scotland’s finest sights on the East Coast.
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North Highland Way
The North Highland Way spans over 83 miles! It follows the Northern coastline of Scotland from John O’ Groats in the East to the end of Cape Wrath in the West. The Coast to Coast walk Scotland has to offer is beautiful.
Between the starting and finishing points, you’ll see Duncasby Head, Dunnet Head, Strathy, Bettyhill, Tongue and Durness. The walk officially ends at Gualin following a ferry trip across the Kyle of Durness and a walk to the infamous Cape Wrath.
The North Highland Way – the best coast to coast walk Scotland has to offer – is popular for the wide range of wildlife that can be seen along the way. Walking the North Highland Way you can even expect to see Puffin colonies!
This route can also be walked West to East if you’d prefer to do it a little differently! No matter which way round you take part in the walk, the coast to coast walk Scotland has to offer, the North Highland Way is located in the best surroundings!
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Fife Coastal Path
The Fife Coastal Path offers a different kind of walking experience. Walkers will experience dramatic cliffs and caves, rocky seashores, sandy beaches, castles and even small Scottish fishing villages. A beautiful experience, the time you spend along the coast to coast walk Scotland offers is going to be memorable.
As well as basking seals, bird-watchers will enjoy looking out for:
- Elder ducks
Although this walk is a little shorter than those previously mentioned at 57 miles, it is still a fascinating pathway that offers unforgettable experiences.
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Arran Coastal Way
Arran is often dubbed ‘Scotland in Miniature’ and that’s because it offers all the best of Scotland in one tiny island! Arran is only 20 miles long by 10 miles wide. It’s situated in the Firth of Clyde and is considered to be one of the most accessible of the Scottish islands. It’s a short ferry journey from Ardrossan on the mainland and because of it’s accessibility, it’s popular with walkers, tourists, climbers and cyclists all year round – walking holidays in Scotland are always great fun!
The Arran Coastal Trail is 65 miles long and is suitable for walkers of average fitness. It includes occasional rock scrambling and you can even climb over the island’s highest peak – Goatfell!
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Group bookings for walking holidays
If you’re looking to do a walking holiday for charity, we offer group bookings for all of our walks! As demonstrated with our strong relationship with the Walk for Jock group, we embrace charity bookings and we’d love to work with you to ensure that your charity walk is smoothly planned so that you can focus on what matters – raising money for your chosen charity!
About EasyWays – Coast to Coast Walk Scotland
At EasyWays we provide walking holidays to seasoned walkers and those who are just starting out. Our walks encompass the entire of Scotland and we even offer holidays in the Lake District! We have been providing holidays to a range of customers for over 20 years and we pride ourselves on always providing an excellent service – our testimonials speak for themselves!
Do you want to find out more about other walks EasyWays offers? Look our last post to learn more!
Interested in learning more about the coast to coat walk Scotland offers? The North Highland Way is beautiful, a trip to definitely enjoy with friends in aid of a great cause, get in touch!