The West Highland Way in Scotland has been included in an elite list of the best long-distance trails in the world.
National Geographic Magazine included the 96-mile route from Milngavie to Fort William alongside the likes of the Great Himalaya Trek and the Appalachian Trail.
Writer Doug Schnitzspahn stated: "A truly great trail winds into the essence of a place, so when assembling this list of the world's great hikes we kept an eye on more than the footpath."
He suggested the West Highland Way offers this, with great variety ranging from the rugged scenery of Glen Coe to the boggy expanse of Rannoch Mor and the banks of Loch Lomond.
Visitors crossing to Scotland on ferries from Larne to Troon
may want to try the route themselves.
The West Highland Way was lengthened by a mile in 2010 when the finish was extended from the edge of Fort William to Gordon Square in the town centre, where a statue of a tired walker sits on a bench.
Posted by Mark Robinson