Medal Routes

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What are Medal Routes?

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.

This project is about using local knowledge to create local routes for local people on local paths but visitors and tourists will be able to benefit from them too. All Medal Routes are available to download online.

Why was the project designed?

Adults are encouraged to take part in 30 minutes of physical activity, five days a week (children 60 minutes).

Most people think physical activity means taking part in a sport, but there are lots of other ways to be physically active. One simple, affordable way of getting fitter is to go for a walk, so why not give a Medal Routes walk a go? Find a Medal Routes walk close to you.

Western Isles winner revealed!

The Medal Routes project strives to encourage as many people as possible to be more active and build walking into their daily lives. Our Western Isles challenge was launched on October 1st 2015 on the new Medal Routes mobile App and was a fantastic success. Over 1500 people downloaded the App during the challenge and one lucky person has won a fantastic two night stay in the Western isles courtesy of Hotel Hebrides in Tarbert.

Congratulations to Susan Kerr!! We hope you enjoy your Western Isles experience and continue to walk with Medal Routes.

There are always new Medal Route competitions and challenges throughout the year, look back here regularly or download the Medal Routes mobile App so you don’t miss out!

Be a part of something special

The Medal Routes project relies on the support of volunteers to help create recognised Walking Hubs and inspiring local walking routes. Find out more about how to get involved.

Medal Routes is a partnership project funded by Scottish Natural Heritage, Paths for All and the Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust. Ramblers Scotland would like to thank our partners for their financial and practical support for the project.

View our short video on the Medal Routes mobile App: