Country: Scotland

Category Fife
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The Category Fife is a subset of Central Scotland.

Category Scotland
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'Scotland's National Forest Estate covers nearly 9% of Scotland and comprises forests, woodland and open ground. It's a national treasure and it's our privilege to be looking after it.'

Category Scotland
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'MunroMagic.com is your resource for Munro, Corbett & Graham information. All 282 Munros, 221 Corbetts and 223 Grahams are covered in detail including descriptions, pictures, location maps, walking routes, weather reports, and many tools to help you find all the mountain information you require.'

Overview

'National Scenic Areas (NSAs) were designated in 1980 in recognition of their outstanding scenery. Along with Scotland’s two National Parks, they represent our nation’s finest landscapes, and are equivalent to the Areas of Outstanding Beauty (AONBs) found in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.'

Category Scotland
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'From Unst to St Abb's Head National Nature Reserve and from the islands of St Kilda and Iona to the mountains of Glencoe and Mar Lodge Estate, we look after some of Scotland's finest landscapes and wildlife ...'

Category Scotland
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'Formerly known as Long Distance Routes, Scotland's Great Trails are nationally promoted trails for people-powered journeys. Each is distinctively waymarked, largely off-road and has a range of visitor services. With each trail being at least 25 miles in length, all are suitable for multi-day journeys as well as day trips.'

Category Nature Reserves
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'Be inspired by the magic and beauty of Scotland's National Nature Reserves. These Reserves help protect an amazing range of wildlife and landscapes and each one is waiting to be discovered by you.'

Category Scotland
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'U3A in Scotland is an umbrella group for all U3As within Scotland, providing help and advice for new U3As, and encouraging the exchange of information and ideas between member U3As. There are currently over 7,000 members in 44 U3As in Scotland, from Shetland to the Borders, from west coast islands to east coast cities, from central belt bustle to quiet Highland towns.'

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U3A Regions

* Walkhighlands Featured

Category Scotland
Type of Website
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'Walkhighlands' misson is to encourage the enjoyment of walking through being the best information source and social network for walkers in Scotland. In doing so we also aim to help the small, local tourism businesses so vital to Scotland's rural economy through providing low-cost, highly-targetted advertising.'

Category East Lothian
Type of Website
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' All around Dunbar there are the most beautiful and soul searching walks. From the short but breathtaking Clifftop Trail to the beach walks that exhilarate and of course Dunbar is at the end of the 134 mile coast to coast route, the John Muir Way. In this section we identify a few ideas for walks around Dunbar but there are many more and wandering and exploring is often just as rewarding.'

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60 Things To Do in Dunbar

Category City of Aberdeen
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The work of the Aberdeen City Council Countryside Ranger Service - including Links to a range of walks and walking related activities around and about Aberdeen.

Category City of Aberdeen
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'The Club is one of the oldest in the Aberdeen area, being formed in the 1940s by staff of the then nationalised telephone service.  The Club has a very broad membership from all walks of life and is open for anyone to join. – join the club and make new friends – enjoy the freedom of the Scottish Highlands – come along to a selection of social events throughout the year – travel in comfort in a luxury coach – be involved and suggest your favourite walks on line ...'

Category City of Aberdeen
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Member of the Ramblers - Grampian Area Grouping

Category City of Aberdeen
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Member of the U3A - North East Scotland Grouping

Category City of Aberdeen
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Member of the Ramblers - Grampian Area Grouping

Category Aberdeenshire
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Includes information about Tourist Trails, Ranger Service, Country Parks, Parks and Open Spaces.

See also

Paths and Outdoor Access [Aberdeenshire Council]

Category Angus
Type of Website
Overview

Usually held Late May.

Category Argyll & Bute
Type of Website
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'Argyll and Bute's unique landscape of mountains, lochs and fantastic scenery make it a great place to enjoy the outdoors - whether you are interested in walking, cycling, riding or watersports there are plenty of places to explore.'

Category Ayrshire
Type of Website
Overview

'The Ayrshire Paths Initiative provides sensitively managed, well sign-posted routes for all capabilities of walker and cyclist.  Routes include Ayr, Irvine, Muirkirk, Maybole, Largs, Dailly, Dalry, Irvine Valley, Girvan, Straiton, Barr, Dalmellington and Cumbrae.'

Category Ayrshire
Type of Website
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Details of about 40 Walks throughout Ayrshire & Galloway - each including a Photo Tour Page to give a guide to the route.

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Relevant Search

Category Midlothian
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Member of the Ramblers - Lothian & Borders Area Grouping

Category Aberdeenshire
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'Caters for a wide range of walking abilities and features 18 walks throughout the Cairngorms in addition to social events.' Usually held May.

Size (acreage)200
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'One of the finest public spaces in the West of Scotland with fantastic views over Loch Lomond and plenty of things to see and do ... The estate was designated as a country park in 1980, and since 2002 has been part of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.'

See also

Balloch Castle Country Park [Walkhighlands] | Balloch Castle [Wikipedia]

Size (acreage)6330
Type of Website
Overview

'Covering 2,550 hectares (6,330 acres) on the Lochalsh peninsula, this traditional Highland crofting estate is a diverse mix of Scotland's most beautiful landscapes. It encompasses croft and farm land, woodland, moorland, villages, coastline, saltmarsh, lochs and offshore islands, and offers stunning views across the water to the mountains of Skye and Applecross.'

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National Trust for Scotland

See also

Balmacara & The Woodland Walk [Lochalsh Tourist Guide]

Category Perthshire
Size (acreage)11000
Type of Website
Overview

'Ben Lawers is Scotland's tenth highest Munro and the central Highlands' highest mountain, stretching 1,214m (3,984ft) above Loch Tay. Make it to the summit and you'll be rewarded with magnificent views of Ben Lomond and Glencoe to the west, and the Cairngorms to the north. It's part of the Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve, which encompasses nine mountains within the southern slopes of the Ben Lawers and Tarmachan ranges, seven of which are Munros. The area attracts walkers and climbers of all levels, who are drawn to the varied and scenic routes available.'

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National Trust for Scotland

Category Stirling
Size (acreage)5400
Type of Walk
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'Rising from the east shore of Loch Lomond to a height of 974m (3,193ft), Ben Lomond offers exhilarating walking and spectacular views across Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park.'

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National Trust for Scotland

Category Argyllshire
Size (acreage)120
Type of Website
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'Sometimes still known as the Younger Botanic Garden, Benmore Botanic Garden covers an area of some 120 acres or 48 hectares. Set within a bowl of steeply rising mountains, Benmore enjoys a spectacular setting. Starting from the car park and visitor centre in the valley of the River Eachaig, the garden climbs the lower slopes of A'Chruach or Benmore Hill to a high point at a spectacular viewpoint 450ft above sea level ... '

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Undiscovered Scotland

See also

Benmore Botanic Garden [RBGE]

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Member of the Ramblers - Clydesdale to Solway Area Grouping

Category Fife
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'Three enticing trails wind through Blairadam Wood, an attractive mix of mighty spruces and colourful beech woodland. William Adam, the noted Scottish architect, built Blairadam House here in the 1730s and landscaped the surrounding estate. He also built pits to extract coal.'

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Forestry and Land Scotland

Category Perthshire
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'If you are a visitor we do hope that you will consider joining us on one of our Sunday walks and hopefully then join us to enjoy the benefits of full membership.'

Category Perthshire
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Member of the Ramblers - Forth Valley, Fife & Tayside Area Grouping

Category Perthshire
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'BaDNS provides a range of weekday walking opportunities supervised by fully qualified walk leaders and first aiders, suitable for most abilities ... Our programme of walks range from easy low level or town based starter walks up to very serious extended and remote hill walking, and associated activities ... The Group is organised and run on a voluntary basis. We are affiliated to the Walking for Health Initiative, Paths for All and Ramblers Scotland. We are also members of Perth and Kinross Sports Council.'

 

Category Aberdeenshire
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'BOOTS offers people living in the Aberdeenshire area and their friends and visitors the means of organising access to the hills in the company of others with a similar interest in hillwalking.'

Category Selkirkshire
Type of Website
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'At Bowhill you can wander and wonder on five way-marked trails that vary in distance and terrain. Whether you are looking for a challenging walk up into the hills or a leisurely stroll in the woods, we have more interesting paths than you can shake an oak stick at.'

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Bowhill

Category Angus
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Member of the Ramblers - Forth Valley, Fife & Tayside Area Grouping

Category Buteshire
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'The quintessential Victorian "Highland" estate, Brodick Castle, Garden & Country Park on the Isle of Arran is the perfect place for a family day out. Dramatically set against the backdrop of Goatfell mountain, the grand red sandstone Scottish baronial-style castle has stunning views over Brodick Bay to the Firth of Clyde ...'

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National Trust for Scotland

Category Buteshire
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'Bute Forest is located on the north end of the Isle of Bute. The community owned land merges with that owned by other parties and the paths, trails and interesting sites run throughout.'

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Bute Community Land Company

Category Scotland
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'Since we started C-N-Do Scotland in 1984, thousands of walkers have experienced something special on our range of Independent walking holidays & Guided walking holidays in Scotland. You say our walking guides and back up team are the best – low key but professional, fun but informative, always helping you to achieve your ambitions & beyond.'

Category Dumfriesshire
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'A rugged and beautiful destination offering open space and tranquil wildlife watching. Wander through wildflower meadows spotting orchids, butterflies and dragonflies, or see our winter migration spectacle.'

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'Walking is by far the most popular activity in the Cairngorms National Park, and probably the most varied - not just in terms of length and difficulty but also in terms of surroundings. The sheer size, scale and remoteness of the Cairngorms make them one of the most dramatic and harsh mountain environments in Britain, a challenge to even the most seasoned hillwalkers ...'

Category Caithness
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'We are a walking group based in Caithness. Most of our walks are done in Caithness and sometimes in Sutherland. Now and again we even go further afield if we fancy doing some hills or walks which have been recommended.'

Category Caithness
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Walking in Caithness - & Some Sutherland 'Caithness has a huge range of walking possibilities from coastal paths along spectacular cliffs or inland to see castles, brochs or pictish places.   Caithness is also one of the least developed counties in Scotland so you may often find that interesting places are not sign posted.  A map or local book of the area will be of great help ...'

Category Fife
Size (acreage)320
Type of Website
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'This wooded valley is an important link between the former mining communities of Cardenden, Dundonald and Chapel on the edge of Kirkcaldy. There's an enticing network of paths through the mixed woodland of colourful broadleaves and conifers, including an easy stroll along the Den Burn, and the wood is full of history and wildlife. Find the remains of 16th century Carden Tower high above the burn and enjoy sweeping views across to the Lomond Hills. Our guide map of Cardenden will help you explore.'

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Forestry and Land Scotland

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Access to details of Edinburgh's walking routes and paths, walking projects, parks and green spaces, and so on.

Category Clackmannanshire
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'In Clackmannanshire, we are lucky to have some of the best walking country in Scotland, right on our doorstep ...'

Category Clackmannanshire
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'We are a club based in the beautiful area of Clackmannanshire which promotes an abundance of great hills. This club is for anyone interested in hill walking at all levels who are looking to meet new people and climb a few hills but most importantly just have a good laugh and enjoy good company in the process.'

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'Walking Scotland is a series of books published by Clan Books and written by Mary Welsh. Christine Isherwood, artist and walking enthusiast now helps with the research and creates the detailed maps and illustrations.'

Category Renfrewshire
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'There are signposted countryside trails and hill walking routes throughout the Regional Park;  they vary in length from 500 m (20 minutes) to 15 km (4-6 hours).'

Category Lanarkshire
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Member of the Ramblers - Clydesdale to Solway Area Grouping

Category Berwickshire
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Member of the Ramblers - Lothian & Borders Area Grouping

Category City of Glasgow
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'There are 14 Commonwealth Woods in and around Glasgow ... a legacy of the 2014 Commonwealth Games for generations of people to enjoy.' ALERT Website no longer available: see the announcement on Facebook referenced here.

Category City of Aberdeen
Size (acreage)11
Type of Website
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'This beautiful and peaceful 11 acre Garden offers year round interest to visitors. It has shrub borders, a rock and water garden, sunken garden, rose garden, herbaceous border and an arboretum, and houses a nationally important collection of over 2500 labelled plants.'

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University of Aberdeen

Category Nairnshire
Size (acreage)7800
Type of Website
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'Culbin is free to visit and is open all year round. It's located along the Moray Firth coastline east of Nairn and west of Forres ... You can spend all day here going as far as you can, but Culbin is also somewhere to enjoy losing track of time ..

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Forestry and Land Scotland

Category Nairnshire
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'Truly get away from it all at this remote and unspoilt reserve. Come during the winter and you'll see seaducks feeding offshore, while from late summer to late spring, large numbers of bar-tailed godwits, oystercatchers and knots flock at high tide. Look out for our small flock of wintering brent geese.  Under the Scottish Outdoor Access Code you have the right to responsible access. Please avoid disturbing feeding and roosting wading birds along the shoreline. Thank you.'

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RSPB

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'The Glen is in the heart of Cumbernauld. It is a valuable area of woodland which provides much needed recreational space for the townspeople. Split into two areas, Cumbernauld Glen and the Vault Glen are both abundant in native flora and fauna.'

See also

Cumbernauld Glen [Scottish Wildlife Trust]

Category Fife
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Member of the Ramblers - Forth Valley, Fife & Tayside Area Grouping

Size (acreage)1000
Type of Website
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'As you stroll beneath the oaks in the rambling Country Park, you may find it difficult to believe you are only five miles from the centre of Scotland’s capital city.'

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