Information about walking in Scotland

Ramblers Scotland is the representative body for walkers in Scotland. For over 75 years we have been campaigning to protect the natural beauty of our countryside, promote walking and safeguard public access to land.

Become a member

Whether you’re keen to join one of the many group led walks organised by our 54 local groups in Scotland or prefer to set off independently, Ramblers membership opens up a world of walking opportunities.

Social Media

Ramblers Scotland on Facebook   Ramblers Scotland on Twitter   Ramblers Scotland on YouTube


Walk with Others - Join a Group

Ramblers Scotland - short easy walks – join in our programme of easy short led walks with a group near you.

Ramblers Scotland – find a group near you - walk with any of our 54 groups in Scotland, plenty of varied, interesting walks to choose from.

Paths for Allfind a health walk near you.

Nordic Walking - is just like ordinary walking but using specially designed poles that help propel you along.

Where to Walk

Ramblers Scotland - giving information on Scottish paths and routes, national parks, holiday providers, etc.

VisitScotland - for ideas where to go walking in Scotland, a dedicated walking site with a database of over 1,000 walks, something for everyone!

Walk Highlands - Routes (high and low level, short and long), accommodation, news and more from across the whole of Scotland.

Scottish Natural Heritage – Simple Pleasures Easily Found - find details of amazing places to visit as well as fun activities and things to look out for along the way.

Green Gyms - no lycra in sight, just fun outdoors.

Phototrails - Fieldfare Trust site with routes and information on accessibility specifically aimed at those with a disability.

Woodland Trust - for walks in woodland, nature trails and guided walks.

Forest Trails and Woodland Walks - for a kaleidoscope of colour in the autumn.

Bluebell Walks in Scotland - love bluebells?  Why not try some of these lovely walks in the spring

Scotland's Great Trails - 23 different long distance routes providing over 1500 miles of well managed paths from the Borders to the Highlands.  These routes also provide good ideas for shorter walks.

Walk Magazine - walks in Scotland regularly listed in the magazine of the Ramblers

Scottish Outdoor Access Code – guidance on your rights and responsibilities under the Scottish Outdoor Access Code

Cycling in Scotland

Cycling Scotland - there are lots of reasons why cycling is good for your health.

The Bike Station – has everything you need to get you and keep you cycling.

Sustrans – easy rides in Scotland.

Looking for Other Ideas to Get Active?

Active Nation - be part of Our Active Nation and make physical activity part of your everyday life.

Active Scotland - not sure where to start? Active Scotland will find activities close to home from easy to extreme.

Couch to 5k - everything to inspire you off the couch and on with your running shoes!

jogscotland - making fitness fun and accessible.

Information for Parents

Take Life On Campaign – increase your awareness about the physical activity recommendations for children.

Junior jogscotland - provides a fun and simple way to get children active in Scotland through a range of games suitable for primary school aged children.

Girls on the Move - opportunities for young women to be more active.


Diabetes UK - the charity for people with diabetes.

NHS 24 - health information and self care advice for Scotland.

Macmillan -cancer care and support

Cancer Research UK - cancer news, statistics, science and health.

British Heart Foundation - beating heart disease together.

Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland - aims to improve the quality of life for people living in Scotland affected by chest, heart and stroke conditions.

Wellbeing - the Steps for Stress website offers a self-help step by step guide, relaxation exercises, and signposts to various other services.

Smoking - if you are a smoker thinking about giving up, there's lots of useful advice for you to choose from (DVDs, specialist smoking cessation groups/one-to-one, pharmacy support, nicotine replacement therapy, online interactive webchat support) or call Smokeline, the national free stop smoking helpline on 0800 84 84 84, or text QUIT to 83434.

Mesothelioma and asbestos exposure -a comprehensive guide to mesothelioma including general information about the disease, treatment centers and also top doctors across the nation.

See the Mesothelioma Group for free up to date information and support.




The aim of the plan is to get you walking briskly for at least half an hour on at least five days of the week.