Category Archives: Scotland’s Great Trails

The Cateran Trail – a walkers dream

The Cateran Trail, aptly acknowledged as ‘the sort of Scotland walkers dream of’ by TGO magazine is a fully waymarked circular route through the spectacular Perthshire and the Angus glens.  Andy Barrie, is Perth & Kinross Countryside Trust’s Strategic Routes … Continue reading

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Why you must experience the John Muir Way?

Elaine Macintosh, John Muir Way Development Officer of Central Scotland Green Network Trust explains the extent of the John Muir Way and the opportunities it offers. When I first heard about the John Muir Way, I’d no idea it passed … Continue reading

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Celebrate #JohnMuirDay the John Muir Way

Things are gearing up for the John Muir Day celebrations which also marks the long-distance walking and cycling route’s fourth anniversary. Ewan McGill is the communications manager at the Central Scotland Green Network Trust (CSGNT), which manages the John Muir … Continue reading

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#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 – 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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Scotland’s Nature weekly

We thought we’d try out a different approach to our blog posts.  Rather than a blog dropping into your inbox three times a week, you’ll receive one notification but with two or three stories to enjoy. We’d love to hear … Continue reading

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A great trail – the Arran Coastal Way

They say that the Isle of Arran is ‘Scotland in miniature’ but the Arran Coastal Way is anything but miniature. It is a challenging and rugged long distance route hugging the island’s coastline for around 65 miles. But don’t be … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Great Trails – The Ayrshire Coastal Path

It is on the doorstep for a large chunk of Scotland’s population yet arguably one of our least known Great Trails. Step forward Jimmy Begg who introduces you to The Ayrshire Coastal Path, a route that takes in 161 km … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Great Trails – The West Highland Way

Mention a long-distance path nowadays and you are likely to see it described as both a long-distance challenge and something that you can enjoy in bite-size chunks. Yet, perhaps the West Highland Way, of all our long-distance paths, is the … Continue reading

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