Coronavirus: There has been a phased exit from lockdown in Scotland during 2020, which has affected outdoor access. Car parks, public toilets, food outlets and public transport have been opening subject to distancing and hygiene measures. However things are far from normal, they vary from place to place and can change at short notice. Check details against your specific plans and take nothing for granted. For up-to-date information on accessing the outdoors in Scotland, please visit the Scottish Outdoor Access Code website.

Whether you are a walker, cyclist, paddler or horse-rider, Scotland’s Great Trails await you. These well-managed trails are clearly waymarked, run largely off-road and offer a choice of welcoming visitor services. Ranging in length from 24-210 miles (40-340 km), many are suitable for short breaks as well as end-to-end expeditions. Come and explore Scotland’s scenery and wildlife, and experience our amazing history and culture.

This website has been created on a not-for-profit basis in partnership between NatureScot, Rucksack Readers and all the managers of Scotland’s Great Trails. Income from the website is invested in its maintenance and improvement.