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Next Step Volunteer led walks in Scotland’s National Parks

Take your next steps with Ramblers Scotland

The Mountains & The People have joined forces with Ramblers Scotland to offer a programme of short walks this spring (3 – 5 miles) in both Cairngorms and Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Parks.

These are ideal starter walks, they are over easy terrain and led at a gentle pace by friendly, knowledgeable leaders.   They provide an opportunity get outdoors and discover interesting new walks, making the most of the national parks. They also make the ideal next step for health walk participants who are ready to progress to slightly longer walks.

We offer plenty of fun, friendship and fresh air so join us for some great walks in good company in and around your local area.

  • Ramblers Scotland

Ramblers Scotland helps everyone, everywhere to get out of doors to enjoy Scotland on foot. We work to promote walking, secure access rights, protect the countryside and help develop path networks. We are the representative body for walkers and as part of the Ramblers, have a long tradition of working across Britain for all who enjoy walking.  We have 54 groups in Scotland who offer over 3,500 interesting and varied led walks a year, ensuring there’s something for everyone.


“I joined the Ramblers when I first retired as I was looking for something to do.  I never expected I would get so much pleasure out of walking with my group!  As well as being much fitter now and making lots of friends, I’ve loved getting to visit Scotland’s fantastic countryside”  Dot, Dalgety Bay Ramblers

  • What walks are available?

Ramblers volunteers from across Scotland have come together to offer a range of introductory walks in both National Parks.  Details can be found below of the dates arranged to date however new dates will be added to the events calendar throughout the year.


Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park

Thursday 16th March – Loch Lomond Nature Reserve from Gartocharn. More information

Saturday 29th April – The Three Bridges, Callander. More information

Thurs 27th July – Drymen Paths and Lanes Circuit More information


Cairngorms National Park

Saturday 15th April – River Esk, Glen Doll. More information

Saturday 22nd April – Wild Cat Trail, Newtonmore. More information

Sunday 23rd April – Craigendarroch and Pass of Ballater, Deeside. More information

Saturday 20th May – Loch Kinord and Burn O’Vat, Deeside. More information

What you Need to Know

  • Anyone wishing to take part in any walk must contact the leader by phone or email a few days in advance to make sure that the walk is still scheduled to take place and to confirm transport and walk details.
  • Anyone with a health condition, where there is a possibility that treatment may be required during a walk, must inform the leader in advance and give full details of the treatment which might be required. This is to protect the leader against incidents arising from no prior warning being given.
  • Warm and waterproof clothing should be worn or carried in a rucksack. Denim jeans are not suitable as they get wet very quickly and are slow to dry out.
  • Strong footwear should be worn on all walks.
  • All walkers should carry emergency contact details.
  • These introductory walks are free, if you wish to walk regularly with the Ramblers then we’d ask you to join us and take advantage of our 30% discount to health walkers for the first year of membership. For as little as £2 a month you can walk with any of our 54 groups in Scotland who lead over 3,500 walks a year.   Just quote the promotional code C15M5A when  joining on line to receive your discount.

For more information about Ramblers Scotland, their latest campaigns and volunteering opportunities visit:

Call 0131 472 7006 or email


Photos : Credit Ramblers Scotland