Out There: Getting paths on the ground

We believe that increasing the number of good-quality paths on the ground in Scotland would help more people make the most of our world-class landscapes and access rights.

Our major survey has found that three-quarters of people in Scotland agree – and that ‘poorly-maintained paths’ was one of the biggest barriers stopping people getting outdoors.

That’s why our Out There campaign is supporting a wide range of exciting path projects to improve and expand our path network, including:

  • Developing the John o’ Groats Trail
    Providing volunteers and funds for this inspiring project to build the first off-road trail linking Inverness and John o’ Groats. 

  • Restoring the historic Postie’s Path
    Granting £10k to help reviving this spectacular coastal trail linking Ullapool with Coigach.

  • Launching the Magnificent 11
    A new circular trail linking south Glasgow parks – with volunteers working alongside council rangers to create the route and lead walks for the public.

  • Adopting the Fife Pilgrim Way
    Local Ramblers groups are responsible for auditing sections of this new long distance route ahead of its opening in 2019. 

  • Maintaining the Gordon Way
    Volunteers are working with rangers to maintain this scenic trail in rural Aberdeenshire.  

We’ve got plans to support even more paths in future, so watch this space!