Scottish walkers asked to help shape the future of walking

Scottish walkers asked to help shape the future of walking

From dog-walkers or people who commute to work on foot, to regular Munro-baggers and hardy hikers, Ramblers Scotland is calling on all regular walkers to have their say about the great outdoors and help shape a new 10-year vision for walking in Scotland.

The organisation is inviting Scots to complete a survey, sharing their thoughts on walking. Anyone who completes the online survey before 31 January 2015 will be in with the chance of winning some walking prizes. 

David Thomson, Ramblers Scotland’s Convener, encouraged members of the organisation, and also members of the public who enjoy walking, to respond to the survey and set out their thoughts on why walking is important.  “At a time when land reform is back on the political agenda and Scotland’s National Walking Strategy has recently been published, we’d like to know how we can make walking even more enjoyable for everyone in Scotland”, said David.  

“Ramblers Scotland is the only organisation to represent the interests of all walkers, whether they are strolling around their local park, walking to the office, or standing at the top of Ben Nevis”, he continued.  “We have a long and proud heritage as campaigners on access and countryside issues.  This survey has been launched as the first step in the process of developing a 10-year vision for Ramblers Scotland.  We want to speak to as many Scottish walkers as possible, to find out what’s important to them, and gather views to help shape our vision.”

The online survey is available at: www.ramblers.org.uk/RSsurvey. Those who complete the survey before 31 January 2015 will be entered into a prize draw to win one of five walking-related items.

Prizes include two Berghaus Pulse soft shell jackets, two Collins walking guides and a Berghaus beanie hat.