Category Archives: Access

#CycleForNature – The final stretch: Ullapool to Kinlochewe

Blessed mostly with fantastic weather, Francesca cycled 252 miles last week, sailed on six Ferries and visited five SNH offices (with a wave to Portree). The final part of #CycleForNature leg two took Francesca from Ullapool to Kinlochewe. Let’s hear how … Continue reading

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#CycleForNature – A journey through a changing landscape

Days seven, ei‎ght and nine of #CycleForNature saw me journey from Mallaig, through Skye to North Uist, down to South Uist, back North and then through Harris and Lewis, and finally the ferry from Stornoway to Ullapool. The most notable … Continue reading

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#Cycle for Nature – The Isle of Rum

One leg, five offices and 200 miles now behind her, on Monday Francesca set off on leg two of her ultimate active travel challenge.  Here she updates us on a fascinating trip to Rum National Nature Reserve. #CycleForNature resumed with … Continue reading

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Pathway to improvement at Oatridge College

Scotland’s largest land management college is an ideal setting for the Paths for All demonstration path. The demo path, with all sorts of gates, signs and surfaces, is located on the north side of the West Lothian campus. Courses at the … Continue reading

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Engaging Young People to Promote Responsible Access

David Henderson Howat, National Access Forum Convener, tells us about some of the inspiring projects on the ground, how young people greatly benefit from outdoor access, as well as how their ideas generated at the recent meeting will be taken forward.     … Continue reading

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#CycleForNature – From Hamilton to Dunoon

After an excellent first two days and having reached Hamilton in her first update, the schedule for day 3 of Francesca’s #CycleForNature was packed with visits to local projects that SNH supports. Let’s hear how the rest of the week … Continue reading

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#CycleForNature – Active meetings, outside in our Natural Health Service

Having made it as far as our Hamilton office at the end of #CycleForNature day 2, our CEO Francesca Osowska updates us on the journey so far … Monday saw the first journey from our Galashiels office to the Scottish … Continue reading

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#CycleForNature – the ultimate active travel challenge

Today our CEO, Francesca Osowska, set off on a grueling bike ride across Scotland. Over the next seven months Francesca will cycle more than 1300 miles in seven five-day-long legs, visiting at least 35 of our offices and trying to meet … Continue reading

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Under the boardwalk – Braehead Moss

Braehead Moss Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) beside the village of Braehead, is one of the best remaining examples of raised bog in central Scotland.  Raised bogs, an important habitat, are now restricted in their range within the British … Continue reading

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25 years back along the paths

Ron McCraw takes us on a whistle stop tour of path management over the last quarter century. Ron worked for SNH for 18 years in a range of roles including Access Projects Manager. In 1992 I was Countryside Access Officer … Continue reading

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