Paths, parks and countryside areas

Clyde Walkway

  • Start point: Patrick, Glasgow
  • End point: New Lanark UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Distance or area: 40 miles (65km)
  • Type: Scotlands Great Trails
  • Location: Southern Scotland

This route begins in the heart of Glasgow and ends at the former cotton mill village and now UNESCO World Heritage Site of New Lanark, giving an insight into the industrial heritage of the Clyde Valley while taking in natural delights including wooded gorges and the ‘Falls of Clyde’.

More information:www.visitlanarkshire.com

Cross Borders Drove Road

  • Start point: Little Vantage
  • End point: Hawick
  • Distance or area: 52 miles (83km)
  • Type: Scotlands Great Trails
  • Location: Southern Scotland

As the name suggests, cattle and sheep were once driven along this route, but they have since been replaced by walkers, cyclists and horse riders making their way south from West Lothian to the Scottish Borders.

More information:www.southofscotlandcountrysidetrails.co.uk

Dava Way

  • Start point: Grantown-on-Spey
  • End point: Forres
  • Distance or area: 24 miles (39km)
  • Type: Scotlands Great Trails
  • Location: Northern Scotland

The Dava Way links the historic towns of Forres in Moray with Grantown-on-Spey in the Cairngorms National Park. Almost all of the route follows the old Highland Railway line and so is off-road and away from traffic.

More information:www.davaway.org.uk

Fife Coastal Path

  • Start point: Kincardine
  • End point: Neburgh
  • Distance or area: 117 miles (187km)
  • Type: Scotlands Great Trails
  • Location: Central Scotland

The Fife Coastal Path runs from the Forth Estuary in the south to the Tay Estuary in the north for a distance of 117 miles, bringing walkers past pretty villages, along award-winning beaches, over rugged cliffs and even to the origin of modern golf in St Andrews!

More information:www.fifecoastalpath.co.uk

Formartine and Buchan Way

  • Start point: Dyce, near Aberdeen
  • End point: Fraserburgh & Peterhead
  • Distance or area: 53 miles (86km)
  • Type: Scotlands Great Trails
  • Location: Northern Scotland

The Formartine and Buchan Way is an off-road route linking Dyce with Fraserburgh and Peterhead. The path follows the old Formartine and Buchan Railway line which in its glory days transported passengers from Dyce on the fringes of Aberdeen to the coastal towns of Fraserburgh or Peterhead, the route splitting at the village of Maud.

More information:www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk