Outdoor interests

A decade of freedom

A decade of freedom

Ten years ago, a fledgling Scottish Parliament passed landmark legislation, giving walkers a right to roam virtually everywhere in Scotland. In this special feature, we uncover the extraordinary campaign that led to the law’s creation, assess whether it’s actually working in practice, and ask what Scotland needs to do to ensure it remains one of the best places to walk in the world…

Love on the trail

Love on the trail

Julia Buckley discovers how walking with a group can be such an enjoyable way to make friends and find love...

Nicola Radcliff

I walked away from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Caught up in the 7th July attacks on London in 2005, Nicola Ratcliff was left traumatised, but walking with a local Ramblers group transformed her life...