Try the Out There Award

Out There Award

Are you aged 18-26 and keen to enjoy Scotland’s amazing landscapes on foot?

Our free Out There Award will help kick-start your journey into the outdoors, while helping you meet people, boost your CV and build your confidence along the way.

The award is split over three non-consecutive days, each with a different focus: outdoor skills, a challenging walk and volunteering.

Each day is designed to help break down the barriers that sadly stop many young adults from enjoying the outdoors – while helping you meet a new network of like-minded people. Click here for details of the daily itineraries. 

Everyone who completes the three elements of the Out There Award will receive:

  • A full year of Ramblers membership, worth up to £36.60
  • A Ramblers Scotland neck buff
  • An Out There Award Certificate
  • A Ramblers Scotland tote bag
  • And 1,000 Young Scot Reward points!

You’ll also unlock access to Ramblers Scotland’s five young walking groups, made up of friendly people who love walking, social events and getting out there.

We’ve already enjoyed brilliant days with enthusiastic young adults in Glasgow, Aberdeen and Edinburgh.

We make sure we provide a welcoming and fun atmosphere for participants. Most people don't know anyone when they turn up, so don't worry if you're signing up alone!

We've held schemes in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Tayside and Inverness. Sadly, award schemes are currently on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, but do please email us to register your interest in future schemes. 

The award has been made possible thanks to funding from Active Scotland and players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

The Out There Award is part of the Out There campaign, which is working to make it much easier for everyone to enjoy the benefits of Scotland's landscapes and world-class access rights.

We’re also interested in running award schemes for existing groups and organisations. If you attend, or work with, groups of 18 to 26-year-olds and fancy getting involved, please get in touch about arranging a free bespoke Out There Award. We can work with group sizes of between six and 12 people at a time.