Let’s get Scotland walking

A country where more people choose to walk more often will be healthier, happier, greener, safer and more prosperous.

We can all do our bit to get Scotland walking, what could you do to help Scotland become a walking friendly country?

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+ (110) 114 558


22 – 27 May 2017

445 Palace

6th Avenue, New York City

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Implement safer routes to nurseries, schools, colleges and universities to encourage daily walking


Promote walking as an important part of the working day


Encourage walking for short journeys and as a key part of multi-mode trips

Walking for Health

Offer free community walking programmes supported by trained volunteers

Health & Social Care

Promote the benefits of walking for physical, mental and social wellbeing


Support and enable local communities to encourage walking

John News

Human Resources at Google

Libero Rossi


Angela Wind

Web Designer

John Will

CEO of Webby

Green Infrastructure

Enable easier access to good quality and maintained parks, greenspaces and wider
countryside for everyone

Path Networks

Provide good quality, maintained multi-use path networks in and around communities

Built Environment

Design our towns and cities to be walkable, safe, attractive & sustainable

Local Economies

Increased footfall in town centres boosts local economies and our walking environments
attract visitors to Scotland

Air Quality

More people walking more often will help reduce air pollution. ‘If it’s not far, leave the car’

Research & Innovation

Robust evidence is collected to demonstrate the impact of walking

Everyone can help make Scotland a walking friendly country

The National Walking Strategy is the Scottish Government’s ambition for a nation that walks more every day. More people walking will improve physical, mental and social health, create safer, friendlier and less polluted communities,
and boost local economies through increased footfall and healthier, more productive staff. The strategy supports a range of policy areas including the National Performance Framework, Public Health Scotland’s priorities and the Active Scotland Outcomes Framework.

The strategy is delivered by a range of partner organisations, facilitated by Paths for All

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Paths for All Partnership is a registered Scottish charity No: SC025535 and a Company Limited by Guarantee No: 168554
incorporated 19 September 1996 at Companies House, Edinburgh, Registered Office: Kintail House, Forthside Way, Stirling, FK8 1QZ