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Where to go

A great deal of Scotland is easy to reach and open for you to discover.  Parks, greenspace, woods and local paths are never far away, whether you live in the city centre or a village. As well as the more popular and accessible places, Scotland has plenty of remote and wild areas where you can really get away from it all.

You can go wherever access rights apply or there is provision for public use. Wherever you go, remember to take some simple steps to take care of the environment and respect the needs of other people, whether working on the land or enjoying the outdoors.

Walking on the West Highland Way long distance route at Craigie Fort, Loch Lomond, Argyll and Stirling Area. ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.org.uk

Routes to explore

Discover local paths or long distance routes to enjoy on foot, bike or horse. Stay close to home or venture into the hills and glens

Families at the Tentsmuir NNR. ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.org.uk

Nature Reserves and Parks

Find out more about places across Scotland that are great for enjoying the outdoors, including Nature Reserves and National Parks.


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