Medal Routes

What are Medal Routes?

Medal Routes are downloadable maps for short, fun circular walks of 15, 30 or 60 minutes. 

Medal Routes are available in every local authority area across Scotland and there are over 700 walking routes to choose from.

During the coronavirus outbreak, we're working hard to help inspire people to keep active - including via our #RoamSweetHome campaign.

Please do give Medal Routes a go in your local area during your daily exercise.We'd love you to share photos or videos from your Medal Route walk by using the #RoamSweetHome hashtag or tagging us on social media! 

Why were Medal Routes designed?

Medal Routes were developed as part of a successful health walks project that came to an end in 2018. We've not updated the routes since then, so please do let us know if there are any issues (eg new housing developments blocking routes) by emailing scotland@ramblers.org.uk.

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. 

The starting/finishing points are normally at a convenient 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.

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 maps for Medal Routes close to your front door:

Aberdeen City

Aberdeenshire

Angus

Argyll and Bute

Borders

Clackmannanshire

Dumfries and Galloway

Dunbartonshire (East)

Dunbartonshire (West)

Dundee

East Ayrshire

East Lothian

East Renfrewshire

Edinburgh

Falkirk

Fife

Glasgow

Highland

Inverclyde

Midlothian

Moray

North Ayrshire

North Lanarkshire

Orkney

Perth & Kinross

Renfrewshire

Shetland

South Ayrshire

South Lanarkshire

Stirling

West Lothian