Ramblers Scotland is part of The Ramblers, which helps everyone, everywhere, enjoy walking and protects the places we all love to walk. The charity is dedicated to looking after paths and green spaces, leading walks and encouraging everyone to get outside and discover how walking boosts your health and your happiness.
For those looking for short walks in their local area, Ramblers Scotland now offers more than 450 routes, mapped as part of its innovative Medal Routes project. These short, circular routes of bronze (15 minutes), silver (30 minutes) and gold (60 minutes) can be found in locations ranging from Orkney and Shetland down to Dumfries and the Borders. They can all be downloaded for free from the Medal Routes App or the Ramblers Scotland website.
For more experienced walkers, Scotland also offers 26 long distance routes of at least 26 miles. Called Scotland’s Great Trails, they showcase some of the country’s best scenery and make a great foundation for a day trip. Many of these trails are close to local towns and villages, such as the John Muir Way, which runs through the Central Belt from Dunbar to Helensburgh, or the Fife and Ayrshire Coastal Paths.
There’s also Munros, Corbetts, Donalds and Grahams to climb and intriguing new walking routes can also be found on Ramblers Routes so lots to explore.