forestryandland.gov.scot/visit

Overview

'Scotland's National Forest Estate covers nearly 9% of Scotland and comprises forests, woodland and open ground. It's a national treasure and it's our privilege to be looking after it.'

www.munromagic.com

Overview

'MunroMagic.com is your resource for Munro, Corbett & Graham information. All 282 Munros, 221 Corbetts and 223 Grahams are covered in detail including descriptions, pictures, location maps, walking routes, weather reports, and many tools to help you find all the mountain information you require.'

www.nts.org.uk/visit/places

Overview

'From Unst to St Abb's Head National Nature Reserve and from the islands of St Kilda and Iona to the mountains of Glencoe and Mar Lodge Estate, we look after some of Scotland's finest landscapes and wildlife ...'

www.scotlandsgreattrails.com

Overview

'Formerly known as Long Distance Routes, Scotland's Great Trails are nationally promoted trails for people-powered journeys. Each is distinctively waymarked, largely off-road and has a range of visitor services. With each trail being at least 25 miles in length, all are suitable for multi-day journeys as well as day trips.'

u3asites.org.uk/scotland/home

Overview

'U3A in Scotland is an umbrella group for all U3As within Scotland, providing help and advice for new U3As, and encouraging the exchange of information and ideas between member U3As. There are currently over 7,000 members in 44 U3As in Scotland, from Shetland to the Borders, from west coast islands to east coast cities, from central belt bustle to quiet Highland towns.'

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* Walkhighlands Featured

www.walkhighlands.co.uk

Overview

'Walkhighlands' misson is to encourage the enjoyment of walking through being the best information source and social network for walkers in Scotland. In doing so we also aim to help the small, local tourism businesses so vital to Scotland's rural economy through providing low-cost, highly-targetted advertising.'

www.cndoscotland.com

Overview

'Since we started C-N-Do Scotland in 1984, thousands of walkers have experienced something special on our range of Independent walking holidays & Guided walking holidays in Scotland. You say our walking guides and back up team are the best – low key but professional, fun but informative, always helping you to achieve your ambitions & beyond.'

www.discoveringbritain.org/activities/scotland/

Overview

'Scotland is full of dramatic landscapes – majestic mountains, peaceful lochs, spectacular cliffs and deserted beaches ...'

www.easyways.com

Overview

'Self-guided walking holidays in Scotland ... Simply tell us what you’d like to do and we’ll take care of all bookings for your walking holiday – accommodation, door to door baggage transfers at each stage of your walk and taxi transfers if required. Our first class service is supplemented by detailed local knowledge of each route.'

www.heritagepaths.co.uk

Overview

'Heritage Paths are old routes that have been used for a specific purpose, examples include: Roman roads | Drove roads | Pilgrimage routes | Miners’ paths | Trading paths | Military roads | Turnpike roads | Shieling paths. There are many more types of path out there - a heritage path that you know of could have an entirely unique history and could be in a group of its own ...'

www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking/routes-and-places-to-walk/medal-routes....

Overview

'Medal Routes are three short circular walking routes that start and finish at the same location. These routes are designed to take approximately 15, 30 and 60 minutes. The starting/finishing point is called a Hub. We try to pick Hubs such as a café, sports centre, library, or health centre – somewhere that you can relax after your walk with a cup of tea or continue to do another activity or hobby.'

ALERT 'Medal Routes were developed as part of a successful health walks project that came to an end in 2018. We've not updated the routes since then, so please do let us know if there are any issues ...'

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www.mountaineering.scot

Overview

'Whether you’re an elite climber, just learning the ropes at a climbing wall, or getting into hill walking and wanting to learn about safety, the MCofS is here to help you get even more from your chosen mountain activity in this great country.'

www.pathsforall.org.uk

Overview

'We are a partnership of organisations committed to promoting walking for health and the development of multi-use path networks in Scotland.'

'Since 2005 Local Authorities and National Park Authorities (Access Authorities) have been busy preparing Core Paths Plans (CPP). Under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 every Access Authority has a duty to prepare a CPP. Some plans have been completed whilst others are still going through the planning process. If you would like to know more about the process of making a plan have a look at Core Paths Plans: A Guide to Good Practice.'

www.ramblers.org.uk/scotland.aspx

Overview

'Scotland has world-class access to most land and inland water, and yet our path density is one of the lowest in Europe ... Ramblers Scotland is working to improve the situation'

Scotland has world-class rights of access to most land and inland water, and yet our path density is one of the lowest in Europe.  We have the right to walk over most land in Scotland, as long as we do so responsibly, but compared to England and Wales we have very few paths to use, especially in lowland areas.  Ramblers Scotland is working to improve this situation.

- See more at: http://www.ramblers.org.uk/scotland/what-we-do/protecting-and-expanding-where-we-walk/developing-path-networks.aspx#sthash.2k1HK4wX.dpuf

Scotland has world-class rights of access to most land and inland water, and yet our path density is one of the lowest in Europe.  We have the right to walk over most land in Scotland, as long as we do so responsibly, but compared to England and Wales we have very few paths to use, especially in lowland areas.  Ramblers Scotland is working to improve this situation.

- See more at: http://www.ramblers.org.uk/scotland/what-we-do/protecting-and-expanding-where-we-walk/developing-path-networks.aspx#sthash.i3eyiy1d.dpuf

Scotland has world-class rights of access to most land and inland water, and yet our path density is one of the lowest in Europe.  We have the right to walk over most land in Scotland, as long as we do so responsibly, but compared to England and Wales we have very few paths to use, especially in lowland areas.  Ramblers Scotland is working to improve this situation.

- See more at: http://www.ramblers.org.uk/scotland/what-we-do/protecting-and-expanding-where-we-walk/developing-path-networks.aspx#sthash.i3eyiy1d.dpuf

d and inland water, and yet our path density is one of the lowest in Europe.  We have the right to walk over most land in Scotland, as long as we do so responsibly, but compared to England and Wales we have very few paths to use, especially in lowland areas.  - See more at: http://www.ramblers.org.uk/scotland/what-we-do/protecting-and-expanding-where-we-walk/developing-path-networks.aspx#sthash.i3eyiy1d.dpuf

Scotland has world-class rights of access to most land and inland water, and yet our path density is one of the lowest in Europe.  We have the right to walk over most land in Scotland, as long as we do so responsibly, but compared to England and Wales we have very few paths to use, especially in lowland areas.  Ramblers Scotland is working to improve this situation. - See more at: http://www.ramblers.org.uk/scotland/what-we-do/protecting-and-expanding-where-we-walk/developing-path-networks.aspx#sthash.i3eyiy1d.dpuf

www.goc.org.uk/groups/scotland/

Overview

'We pride ourselves in delivering a full and varied programme of events - from gentle walks to hill-walking expeditions and cycle trips. We offer both day events and weekend trips and welcome men and women, young or old, beginners or experienced.'

www.scottishcanals.co.uk/activities/walking-running/

Overview

'Walking along a canal path can give you a completely different view on a place, even somewhere you know well. Enjoy well maintained paths and a traffic free atmosphere, ideal whether you choose to run or walk.'

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www.christianhillwalking.co.uk

Overview

'Formed in 1984, The Scottish Christian Hillwalking Club brings together Christian men and woman, young and old from across the country who enjoy hillwalking and fellowship amidst God’s wonderful creation. We warmly welcome non-Christians to meets and members are encouraged to bring non-Christian friends to meets thus introducing them to a Christian community.'

www.smc.org.uk

Overview

'We produce the definitive Climbers' Guides to Scotland's mountains and outcrops, the authoritative guide to Munros and guides for hillwalkers and scramblers in Scotland.'

scotlandschurchestrust.org.uk/pilgrim-journeys/

Overview

'Brings together the travels of Scotland's Celtic Saints and Medieval traditions of pilgrimage with modern faith journeys. In time a network of Pilgrim Journeys will crisscross the whole of Scotland, encompassing many local routes and sites.'

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Scotland's Churches Trust

www.spiceuk.com/group/Scotland.aspx

Overview

'We are the social activity group for ordinary people who want to do extraordinary things! Our membership group is nationwide with hundreds of local varied events every month plus an international holiday programme so you're sure to meet new people, make friends and have fun by doing some great activities ...'

stepchangescot.scot

Overview

'The National Walking Strategy outlines our vision of a Scotland where everyone benefits from walking. It contains recommendations from a working group to create a walking culture.'

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The Scottish Government.

www.visitscotland.com/see-do/active/walking/

Overview

'Refresh and enliven your senses in Scotland, a country perfect for walking. Whether you want a gentle stroll in the countryside among the trees and rivers, a breezy coastal stroll along sandy beaches or a walk through the wild mountain and loch scenery, Scotland has all of this in abundance.'

www.walkacrossscotland.co.uk

Overview

'Walk Across Scotland is a new and exciting Scottish walking holiday organiser, specialising in independent, self-guided walking holidays across our country’s most beautiful and awe inspiring landscapes.'

www.walkaboutscotland.com

Overview

'Friendly, guided, small group walking holidays.'

www.walkingsupport.co.uk

Overview

'Providing long distance walkers with a personalised, quality and comprehensive service for self led and guided walks.'

www.walkscotland.com

Overview

'Welcome to Scotland, land of the brave and fearless. It is also land for the adventurous walker, camper and intrepid explorer. www.walkscotland.com is a comprehensive list of walking tours, mountain treks and adventure spots for walking, treking and camping in Scotland's beautiful hills, trails and mountains.'

www.stevenfallon.co.uk/hill-routes.html

Overview

'Scotland's hills are grouped here into Regions to enable you to find something in the area that you're visiting ...'

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www.scottishsport.co.uk/walking/

Overview

ScottishSport 'provides practical sports information to amateur sports people (read that as "for normal folk who do a bit of sport"), whether residents of Scotland or visitors to the country. The website is run using our own resources with the income from clubs and organisations featured on the site ensuring that the site is financially viable ... We are not Sport Scotland, the official Government body for Sport in Scotland'.

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www.up-and-doon-guidedwalks.co.uk

Overview

'We love Scotland. We love exploring the beautiful mountains & glens of the Scottish Highlands. We love meeting people and sharing our passion. We decided to combine this energy into creating a small friendly guiding company that offers a highly personalized service for individuals or groups at an affordable price. So whether you want to climb the UK's highest mountain Ben Nevis, tackle one of our challenges, backpack through the mountains or just go for a wee wander we have something for you.'

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