Parkruns are growing rapidly in popularity in Scotland

11 of the most scenic parkruns in Scotland

A handful of the best parkrun routes in Scotland.

Scotland's parkrun scene is continuing to grow at a rapid pace with 39 5k routes running across the country on a weekly basis.

The Fort William parkrun takes place in the shadow of the UK's tallest mountain Ben Nevis. Starting at the Nevis Range car park runners traipse through Leanachan Forest for roughly 1.5 miles before darting back to the finish line.

1. Fort William parkrun

The Fort William parkrun takes place in the shadow of the UK's tallest mountain Ben Nevis. Starting at the Nevis Range car park runners traipse through Leanachan Forest for roughly 1.5 miles before darting back to the finish line.
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This parkrun performs two and a half laps of a stunningly situated cricket pitch perched above Loch Leven. Weary runners can visit the superb Loch Leven's larder for a hot drink once they've completed their 5k.

2. Loch Leven parkrun

This parkrun performs two and a half laps of a stunningly situated cricket pitch perched above Loch Leven. Weary runners can visit the superb Loch Leven's larder for a hot drink once they've completed their 5k.
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Situated a few miles north of Oban, the Ganavan Sands parkrun is beautifully situated on the country's west coast across from the Isle of Mull. Runners race from Ganvan Sands to Dunbeg Village and back again during the 5k

3. Ganavan Sands

Situated a few miles north of Oban, the Ganavan Sands parkrun is beautifully situated on the country's west coast across from the Isle of Mull. Runners race from Ganvan Sands to Dunbeg Village and back again during the 5k
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Situated off the coast of Shetland's mainland, Bressay boasts its very own parkrun and its arguably the most spectacularly situated in all of Scotland. Running enthusiasts can enjoy superb views over the sea to Lerwick.

4. Bressay parkrun

Situated off the coast of Shetland's mainland, Bressay boasts its very own parkrun and its arguably the most spectacularly situated in all of Scotland. Running enthusiasts can enjoy superb views over the sea to Lerwick.
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