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Fife Environment Trust 2010 Highlights Wednesday, January 5, 2011
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Fife Coastal Path - One of Scotland's Great Trails

Friday, June 17, 2011
Fife Coast and Countryside Trust have be part of a project aimed at encouraging people to use more of Scotland's long distance routes. For the first time, the best of Scotland’s long distance paths are being promoted as a suite of trails, known as Scotland’s Great Trails. Stretching from the Borders to the Highlands, the 20 trails provide 1300 miles of scenic, high quality paths around the country.

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is behind the initiative to inspire more people to use the routes for short as well as long trips, helping promote them as a great way to discover more of Scotland by foot, bike and horseback.

Stewart Stevenson, MSP and Minister for the Environment officially launched Scotland’s Great Trails in Peterhead this week. Mr Stevenson himself stepped out for a short walk on the Formartine and Buchan Way, a 53-mile trail that runs from the north of Aberdeen to Peterhead and Fraserburgh.

Commenting on the initiative, he said: "Enjoying the great outdoors is hugely important to our health and wellbeing. It also plays a major role in Scotland's economy, particularly as a destination for tourism. We are very fortunate in this country to have so many long trails running through some fantastic landscapes from our world-renowned walks to more hidden treasures.

"It's entirely appropriate that these trails be promoted to as many people as possible, for shorter outings as much as the more serious long distance trips. The benefits of enjoying the outdoors are well documented, and this is an excellent way to reap those benefits."

To help people make more of Scotland’s Great Trails, SNH and VisitScotland have produced a handy guide featuring short trips on all 20 long distance routes.
Ian Jardine, SNH chief executive said: “There is something for everyone in these trails. You can follow rivers from their source to the sea. You can immerse yourself in history, travel along old transport routes and find peace and quiet in wild, rugged landscapes. You can even get a blast of sea air on one of the coastal trails. Many are suitable for cycling or horse riding as well. And of course you don’t have to do the whole route.

“We hope the guide will encourage people to explore trails close to where they live, and enjoy some of our finest countryside as well as the sights, sounds and smells along the way. Most also offer regular opportunities for refreshments and have interesting places to visit.”

To celebrate the launch, a number of events are taking place on some of Scotland’s Great Trails this weekend, including a Ghost Train Walk on the Dava Way; an Ayrshire Path walk on the Ayrshire Coastal Path; the Granite Challenge on the Formartine and Buchan Way; a guided walk from Nethybridge to Aviemore on the Speyside Way and the West Highland Way Race on the West Highland Way. For more information about these and other events on the trails over the next few months go to http://www.snh.gov.uk/enjoying-the-outdoors/where-to-go/routes-to-explore/scotlands-great-trails/

Shona Anderson, Aberdeen City & Shire Regional Director at VisitScotland, added: “Getting out and about and enjoying this country’s magnificent scenery plays a key part in the year of Active Scotland. Our Surprise Yourself campaign highlights many of the fascinating things that Scotland has to offer and this guide is a brilliant way of showcasing our great outdoors.”


For more information on Scotland's Great Trails - Click here


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