Walk 205 – River Ayr Way (Wellwood to Glenbuck Loch via Cairn Table) – 13.7 miles

A fairly challenging linear walk taking in the first (or last in my case!) section of the River Ayr Way as well as an ascent of Cairn Table (1945 ft / 593 m), the most prominent hill in East Ayrshire.

Walk 193 – Glen Sherup Horseshoe, The Ochils – 9.8 miles

Taking in the rolling summits of Innerdownie, Whitewisp Hill, Tarmangie Hill and – optionally – Ben Shee, this circular walk on the southern edge of Perth & Kinross offers a mixture of forest trails and open grassy hillside. It is best experienced on a clear day when the views can be appreciated to their fullest.

Walk 173 – Four Waters to Corlic Hill – 9.7 miles

This route is a combination of the Loch Thom Circular and the Corlic Hill walk, taking you past four of the reservoirs within Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. It boasts a varied and very scenic 10 miles of rough trails, single track roads, grassy footpaths, and forestry trails and of course the added bonus of a hill (303 m / 994 ft). On a clear day you will be rewarded with the most spectacular views across the Clyde to the Cowal Peninsula and the Southern Highlands. 

Walk 157 – In Search of the Pink Footed Geese, Loch Leven – 9.5 miles

A varied and scenic circular walk on the northern end of Loch Leven. Follow the Loch Leven Heritage Trail for 2 miles before heading onto higher ground at the foot of the Lomond Hills.  Follow a mixture of farm tracks, minor roads and a dismantled railway to return to the starting point. 

Walk 151 – Kelvin Walkway, Glasgow – 10.5 miles

This 10 mile route between Milngavie and Partick feels surprisingly rural when walked from North to South, with the hustle and bustle of the city becoming more apparent the further along you go. Rather poorly way-marked for the first half, signage is then very easy to follow for the remainder of the route down to the Riverside Museum, where the Kelvin meets the Clyde. Expect a mixture of earth paths, pavements, cycle tracks and some mud! 

Walk 149 – Irvine & Kilwinning New Town Trail – 12 miles

A 12 mile circular route which I suggest starting at Eglinton Country Park. Half of it follows the NCN73 cycle path whilst the remainder is along a mixture of earth tracks, surfaced footpaths and urban areas. An entirely flat walk makes for easy walking and feels surprisingly rural, often accompanied by either the Lugton Water, Annick Water or the River Irvine. Sights to look forward to include Eglinton Castle, the Cairnmount Hill standing stones, Sourlie Woods and Garnock Floods Wildlife Reserves, Robert Burns statue, plenty of bridges, and if you do it in summer, apple trees and wild flowers galore! Possibly the most difficult trail I have had to navigate so far, I would suggest not relying solely on the way-markers which I found to be confusing, missing or hidden at times!

Walk 144 – The Affric Kintail Way, Highlands

The Affric Kintail Way is one of Scotland’s long distance routes, running 44 miles from Drumnadrochit south of Inverness, to Morvich in the West. The first half makes use of forestry tracks after which the landscape changes dramatically, transporting you through the mountainous wilderness of Glen Affric and the Kintail mountains. The whole route is well signposted. 

Walk 141 – Brodick to Lamlash via Clauchlands Point (Isle of Arran) – 12 miles

A circular walk starting and ending at Brodick ferry terminal. After a short stretch on quiet minor roads, follow the Arran Coastal Way around Clauchlands Point to Lamlash. Keep a look out for seals! From here a short steep ascent takes you onto a wide forestry track and back to Brodick via Glen Cloy. 

Walk 131 – Ayrshire Coastal Path: Largs to Wemyss Bay via Knock Hill (10.5 miles)

Beginning at Largs Marina this route takes you the length of the promenade before heading inland and uphill across boggy ground towards Knock Hill. From the trig point on a clear day your efforts will be rewarded with beautiful views across the Firth of Clyde towards the isles of Cumbrae, Bute and Arran, as well as the Argyll hills and Cowal Peninsular. Descending towards Skelmorlie Castle and Wemyss Bay, with one very short exception the remainder of the walk is along quiet minor roads and pavements.