Ramblers Routes Launched

The Ramblers launches Ramblers Routes; a collection of Britain’s best walks from the experts. These Routes offer an exciting new online library of high-quality walking routes across Scotland, from Salisbury Crags in Edinburgh to Sandwood Bay in the far North West, to entice the adventurous spirit into the outdoors.

Ramblers Routes has been launched as part of a new-look Ramblers website with exciting new features for members, volunteers and everyone who walks. The routes have been created for walkers by Ramblers volunteers of whom there are over 18,000 throughout Britain. Each route is developed and thoroughly checked by our volunteers who have been walking the length and breadth of Britain to ensure they’re of the highest quality, before being given the Ramblers expert seal of approval.

There are hundreds of routes for anyone to enjoy simply by registering on the Ramblers website. It’s free, but takes up to 24 hours for your registration to be activated so don’t expect to be able to access it the morning you want to set out. You can select routes within 10 miles, 20 miles or 30 miles of a postcode and they can be rated by users. There are hundreds more premium routes available to paid up Ramblers members. This growing collection of walking routes caters for all walkers, from short urban walks designed to introduce new people to walking; walks suitable for families and pushchairs; routes taking in history, coast or woodland, to long-distance, challenging hillside walks for more experienced walkers.

Walking is a great way to get fit and healthy, and the Ramblers is encouraging people to use these routes to you get started in 2013. Ramblers Scotland has around 6,500 members and 54 local walking groups across the country which are run entirely by volunteers. While Ramblers groups go out regularly, the beauty of Ramblers Routes is that you can choose to go when it’s convenient for you.

David Thomson, Convener of Ramblers Scotland, said, “This online library of high-quality walking routes has long been an ambition of the Ramblers. So it is with great pride that we launch Ramblers Routes for everyone who loves to walk, or would like to get started.  Let Ramblers Routes help you celebrate the Year of Natural Scotland by offering interesting and inspiring trails of various lengths across the whole country.  It is also an opportunity to share the unrivaled expertise of Ramblers members when it comes to walking.

“We hope these magnificent routes, which have our expert seal of approval, will inspire you to take the reins and make a healthy, active start to your year.”

Each route has an online routecard, with step by step descriptions, points of interest and advice on how to get to the start point. It also features a wide choice of mapping layers including Ordnance Survey Landranger and Ordnance Survey Explorer maps with the option to print the route and download GPX data.

The new Ramblers website is a one-stop shop for all things walking; whether you’re an experienced hiker or you’re just starting out, whether you like to walk alone or in an organised group, explore countryside, cities or coast, visit www.ramblers.org.uk.

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