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Routes to explore

Paths provide opportunities for enjoying the outdoors throughout Scotland on foot, by bike or on a horse. Some are also important for everyday journeys to work, school or the shops, or to see friends or family.

Walker on a public footpath at Mortonhall estate near Edinburgh. İLorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright/

Local path networks and core paths

Local paths networks are ideal for regular trips close to home. Core paths are the key routes that provide for recreation and travel.

Scotland's Great Trails logo.  İSNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright/

Scotland's Great Trails

Longer distance waymarked routes that will lead you on a journey of discovery

The footpath at the Quirang, Trotternish, Skye. İLorne Gill/SNH.For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright/

Rights of way and heritage paths

There around 7000 rights of way across Scotland, some of them ancient paths with interesting history

Path development and use İLorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright/

National Walking and Cycling Network

National development project to deliver new and improved long distance trails for recreation and active travel

İLorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

CSGN strategic routes

A strategic network of walking and cycling routes for active and recreational travel throughout the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN)



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