Paths, parks and countryside areas

Strath Vaich

  • Start point: Blackbridge car park
  • Type: Ancient pinewood
  • Location: Scotland

Hugging the west shore of Loch Vaich this small pinewood holds some splendid mature pines and is undergoing restoration management in parts, to protect young trees.

More information:sandstonepress.com

Tyndrum

  • Start point: Dalrigh car park
  • Type: Ancient pinewood
  • Location: Scotland

Coille Corie Chuilc Pinewood sits nestled in the foothills of Ben Lui near the village of Tyndrum. It is hard to avoid a feeling of being in a primeval landscape although the truth is that human influence has greatly shaped the area.

More information:sandstonepress.com

Greater Ridgeway

  • Start point: Lyme Regis
  • End point: Hunstanton
  • Distance or area: 363 miles (583km)
  • Type: Combined path
  • Location: South West England and East of England

Running from Dorset to Norfolk, the Greater Ridgeway links up the Wessex Ridgeway, The Ridgeway National Trail, the Icknield Way Path and the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path National Trail to form an impressive link between England's south west and east coasts.

More information:www.ldwa.org.uk

The Moray Way

  • Start point: Circular route taking in Grantown-on-Spey, Forres and Fochabers
  • Distance or area: 95 miles (153km)
  • Type: Combined path
  • Location: Northern Scotland

The Moray Way is well-known to walkers as it links three of Scotland’s Great Trails. It combines the whole of the Dava Way, two thirds of the Moray Coast Trail and half of the Speyside Way to form a 95 mile circular route.

More information:www.morayways.org.uk

Wales Coast Path

  • Start point: Deeside
  • End point: Chepstow
  • Distance or area: 807 miles
  • Type: Combined path
  • Location: Wales

The opening of the Wales Coast Path in May 2012 was a landmark event for walkers. The first path of its kind in the world to stretch around a country’s entire coastline, it offers an impressive 870 miles of walking to keep even the most ambitious hikers busy for days on end.

More information:www.walescoastpath.gov.uk