70 routes for the off-road runner, these tried and tested paths and tracks cover the whole of Scotland, including the islands. The selected routes come highly recommended by local runners and include many of Scotland's most enjoyable and runnable paths. This guide takes runners on a journey of discovery that starts in suburbia and crosses every kind of runnable terrain to reach remote glens and far-flung islands. Short, simple circuits close to town will suit beginners while ultra marathons through Scotland's wildest mountains will test even the most experienced runner. The runs are graded to help progressive development of the skills and confidence needed to tackle more challenging routes. Growing numbers of runners are turning to trail running; getting away from the traffic and knee pounding tarmac and enjoying the variety of rich experiences that can be gained on paths and tracks. Moving fast and light through scenic countryside is what trail running is all about. Leafy woodland, lazily meandering riverbanks, dramatic sea-cliffs, remote mountain passes: these are all more enjoyable places to run than crowded city pavements or suburban street mazes.