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Heritage Path for June 2024: Midmuir Drove Road

Heritage Path for June 2024: Midmuir Drove Road

Heritage Path of the Month. Midmuir Drove Road is our Heritage Path of the Month for June 2024, click here to view the details. More about Midmuir Drove Road: From Kilmore take the rough road which heads generally ESE towards Musdale. At NM927234, near Creag Mhor, the...

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Heritage Path for May 2024: Enterkin Pass

Heritage Path for May 2024: Enterkin Pass

Heritage Path of the Month. Enterkin Pass is our Heritage Path of the Month for May 2024, click here to view the details. More about Enterkin Pass: On the east side of Wanlockhead, a Southern Upland Way signpost indicates a route leading southeast round the west side...

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Join our Board of Directors

Join our Board of Directors

We are looking for people to join our Board of Directors. If you are interested in outdoor access and think that you could contribute positively to our activities, we would be pleased to hear from you.  Board meetings are held in Edinburgh four or five times a...

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The Power of the People

The Power of the People

Today 24 April marks the 92nd anniversary of a landmark battle in outdoor access history - Kinder Scout.  On that day in 1932, a group of around 500 people headed up to trespass on Kinder Scout demanding their right of access.  It’s lauded as a landmark event, and...

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Heritage Path for April 2024: Boston Cottage Drove Road

Heritage Path for April 2024: Boston Cottage Drove Road

Heritage Path of the Month. Boston Cottage Drove Road is our Heritage Path of the Month for April 2024, click here to view the details More about the Boston Cottage Drove Road From NS994524 (2km south of Auchengray) go east by Kings Inn Terrace and along the farm road...

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SOAC gives no right of access to land.

SOAC gives no right of access to land.

There’s an increasing trend where people tell you that you have a right of access to land under the Scottish Outdoor Access Code (SOAC), but it’s not true and never has been.  Contrary to what you may read in the press, social media and on some signs, the SOAC...

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Heritage Path for March 2024: Herring Road

Heritage Path for March 2024: Herring Road

Heritage Path of the Month. Herring Road is our Heritage Path of the Month for March 2024, click here to view the details More about the Herring Road. From Halls (NT653727), head SSE in the direction of Hartside where a signposted track heads east for 300m before...

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Heritage Path for February 2024: Minchmoor Track

Heritage Path for February 2024: Minchmoor Track

Heritage Path of the Month. Minchmoor Track is our Heritage Path of the Month for February 2024, click here to view the details More about Minchmoor Track. At the junction of the A707 and A708, a roadside wooden post and sign, reading "Philiphaugh Walks", points...

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Heritage Path for January 2024: Muchty Road

Heritage Path for January 2024: Muchty Road

Heritage Path of the Month Muchty Road is our Heritage Path of the Month for January 2024, click here to view the details More about Muchty Road This old route leaves the B936 (Newburgh Road) in Auchtermuchty at NO235121, following a minor road Mourniepea northwest....

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Petition to Reopen Edinburgh’s Radical Road

Petition to Reopen Edinburgh’s Radical Road

Working with Ramblers Scotland, Cockburn Association, Edinburgh Geological Society and Mountaineering Scotland, we have launched an urgent petition calling on Historic Environment Scotland (HES) to reopen Edinburgh’s Radical Road, following a packed public meeting on...

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Did you miss our AGM?

Did you miss our AGM?

Saturday 18 November, ScotWays members gathered in the impressive surroundings of The Merchants House of Glasgow for the 2023 ScotWays AGM. In response to members telling us they missed the social aspects of previous meetings, there was an optional light lunch before...

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The Radical Road – Past, Present, Future?

The Radical Road – Past, Present, Future?

PUBLIC MEETING. The Radical Road in Edinburgh’s Holyrood Park has been a much-loved walking route since 1822. In 2018, Historic Environment Scotland closed the route due to fears of rockfall. This public event will explore the history and use of the Radical Road, and...

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