Running Adventures Scotland

25 inspirational runs in Scotland's wild places

Author: Ross Brannigan

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‘Running Adventures Scotland provides an interesting and eclectic mix of routes that will appeal to both runners and walkers alike.’ – Rob Greenwood, UKHillwalking

Running Adventures Scotland contains 25 inspirational running routes, the majority of which are between 10 and 31 kilometres in length. Each route includes interesting background information, terrain covered, and refreshment recommendations, in addition to directions, photography and mapping. Downloadable GPX files of the routes are available.

Running Adventures Scotland by Ross Brannigan contains 25 inspirational and fun running routes, the majority of which are between 10 and 29 kilometres in length, exploring the best of the Highlands and the Lowlands.

Running in Scotland is all about being immersed in the landscape – whether you’re up high on a ridge, on a tranquil forest track or negotiating a technical descent – it all adds up to be an unforgettable experience.

This book will open up adventures for you across Scotland – follow in the footsteps of runners on the route of the Pentland Skyline Race, enjoy an epic day out on the stunning Sgùrr na Strì on Skye or tackle the iconic Ring of Steall.

The runs are organised into five geographical areas; there is also a bonus section with three longer routes (ranging from 63 to 153 kilometres), for those looking to take their running to the next level on a longer or multi-day adventure.

Each route includes all the information you need to help you plan your run, interesting background information about the local area, types of terrain covered, and refreshment recommendations, in addition to detailed directions, stunning photography and overview mapping.

Downloadable GPX files of the routes are also available. There are also suggestions for other routes in the area, information on relevant conservation organisations as well as a quote from a local runner to add context to the route.

Let Running Adventures Scotland take you on an unforgettable journey around the best of Scotland’s stunning landscapes.

Ross Brannigan is a runner, cyclist and environmentalist with a passion for adventures both wee and muckle in wild places; he often writes about his adventures on his blog. Having grown up in Scotland, Ross is passionate about the country's hills, glens, lochs, culture and wildlife. Over the years he has taken part in a number of classic Scottish hill races, including the Trotternish Ridge Race and the Ochil 2000s, as well as the Ring of Steall Skyrace. Possibly thanks to Covid, he is the current reigning champion of the Assynt Highland Games short course. Running Adventures Scotland is his first book.

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