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Publication Type
Guidebook (5th edition)
Scottish Rights of Way Society
Date Published
185 x 132
Number of Pages
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Supplier Info

The Scottish Rights of Way and Access Society has been working to safeguard rights of way for 160 years. It is probably the oldest organisation in the world dedicated to improving countryside access. Its objects are the preservation, defence, restoration and acquisition of public rights of access for the public benefit over land in Scotland, including public rights of way. It deals with enquiries about problems with particular rights of way and other access matters. It records all the known rights of way in Scotland and many other routes and in partnership with Scottish Natural Heritage maintains the National Catalogue of Rights of Way. It is an acknowledged expert on rights of way law and publishes books and leaflets on the subject.


Publisher's Information 2012

(See also review in Strider April 2012 by Ken Falconer).

First published in 1947, this is a completely new and fully revised fifth edition of what has proved to be a very popular guidebook detailing the network of paths which criss-cross Scotland's hill country. With 344 routes, it is a unique resource for walkers, cyclists, riders and runners wishing to explore the network of paths, old roads and rights of way which criss-cross Scotland's hill country, from the Borders to Caithness. Divided into 25 sections, each with its own detailed colour map, this new edition has been fully revised and features more than 100 colour photographs of the routes, many of which link with popular long distance footpaths. The guidebook also acts as an important ongoing historical record which reflects the change in attitude to access following the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003. Routes have been checked by a large team of volunteers and their findings, together with the text from the previous edition have been fully revised and edited by Peter Mackay, Janet Clark, Judith Lewis, John Mackay & Peter Wood of the Scottish Rights of Way & Access Society, together with assistance from Tom Prentice of the Scottish Mountaineering Trust. The foreword is by Nicholas Crane.