Medal Routes were developed as part of a successful health walks project that came to an end in 2018. The Medal Routes app is now unavailable and the project is at an end, but we have stored PDF versions of the routes here, for anyone wishing to keep using them.
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 points are normally 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. Medal Routes are available in every local authority area across Scotland and there are over 700 walking routes to choose from.
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?