We’re planning to run a responsible access campaign across Walkhighlands during this summer.
When mainland travel restrictions are lifted on 26th April, we’ll be replacing the Covid messaging (currently “Stay at Home”) across the website to a call of “Let’s Keep Scotland’s Outdoors Special”.
The messaging will run across the top of everyone of the 2,100+ free walks on the website, which has also removed all automated advertising. Last summer, we saw more than a million walks being downloaded from Walkhighlands in a single month. All walks will now include the new messaging.
The campaign aims to reinforce Scotland’s Outdoor Access Code, but focusses more specifically on the key issues which affected rural areas last year: littering, parking issues, wild-camping, dogs, and campervans / motorhomes.
Improved ranger services, temporary parking areas and additional toilet facilities will all help. But we are calling for mutual respect to be shown by both visitors and residents towards one other, in order to help all to minimise issues as far as possible in trying circumstances.