7. Caledonian Canal, Inverness, Scotland
Spanning 60 miles from the west to the east coast of Scotland, the Caledonian Canal, designed by 19thcentury engineer Thomas Telford, provides some fantastic familyfriendly walking along the towpaths. Passing through spectacular lochs, past viaducts and over bridges, there’s lots to see. The towpaths are mainly flat and are very well maintained, so are ideal for little and older legs. Depending on how much turkey you want to work off, some choice sections are: Corpach to Gairlochy (8 miles) starting at the Neptune’s Staircase lock; Fort Augustus to Kytra (2 miles); and Muirtown Basin to Clachnaharry Loop (2 miles) at the Inverness end of the canal.