Coronavirus affected outdoor access in Scotland deeply during 2020-21, and in 2021 accommodation has been allowed to open only since 26 April. Accommodation, food outlets and public transport are all subject to distancing and hygiene measures and things are not yet back to normal. Restrictions may 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.