Walking Holidays in Scotland

Walk Tinto Hill copyright www.stevenrussell.co.uk Family walk up Tinto Hill Lanarkshire

Scotland is the envy of the World for its beautiful, viagra varied and rich countryside which appeals to all ranges of walkers from the casual rambler to the more challenging mountain climber.

Consider bringing your next organised tour walking group,  private coach party, ramblers group or just a group of  friends to Scotland and they can discover for themselves why Scotland is the place to be to have a great walking holiday and stay in a hotel where a warm welcome is guaranteed.

Here are just a few reasons as to why you should consider the Abington Hotel for your next tour to Scotland:

  • Located less than 2 minutes from the main North/South M74 Motorway
  • Great access to the Central Belt, Dumfries & Galloway, Scottish Borders
  • A range of walks direct from the Hotel or only a short drive away
  • A range of walks and routes which would appeal to all ages and abilities
  • Guided tours can be arranged
  • Packed lunches are available
  • Drying of outdoor clothing is available FREE

Within the immediate area your tour party can enjoy:

  • Tinto Hill, Hill of Fire – Tinto is the graceful cone shaped hill on Lanarkshire’s southern horizon. At 707 metres it is the highest point in central Scotland and the perfect introduction to hill walking.The best reason for climbing Tinto hill is the excellent view. On the clearest days the view takes in the Lake District, the mountains of Mourne in Northern Ireland, Ailsa Craig and Arran in the Firth of Clyde, the Arrochar Alps and as far north as Lochnagar in the Cairngorms.
  • Falls of Clyde at New Lanark: Walk from New Lanark, the UNESCO World Heritage site, and explore the River Clyde’s hidden side. Follow the river as it surges through a narrow gorge and over three spectacular waterfalls. Walking through the Falls of Clyde nature reserve, where birdsong competes with the roar of the waterfalls, keep a look out for kingfishers, otters and badgers. In spring the highlight of the walk is watching the resident peregrine falcons raise their fledglings.
  • Southern Upland Way: The Southern Upland Way is Britain’s first official coast to coast long distance foot-path. It runs 212 miles (340 km) from Portpatrick on the south-west coast of Scotland to Cockburnspath on the eastern seaboard. It offers superb and varied walking country, still undiscovered by many enthusiasts. The Way provides a real challenge for the experienced walker, yet some of the shorter stretches are suitable for families and the less ambitious.
  • The Moffat Hills: The Moffat Hills is probably one of the most well known walking areas Southern Scotland, with the popular town of Moffat nestled among some of the most stunning hills in southern Scotland. There’s something here to attract walkers of all levels, with natural wonders such as the Devil’s Beeftub and the Grey Mare’s Tail easily visible from the road. 

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