Guidance for promoting, developing and managing paths for responsible shared use.
This guidance manual has been produced by the Scottish Rural Property and Business Association. It provides land managers with information and advice on all aspects of managing outdoor access. Paths for All provided funding support to produce the document.
A fully illustrated 75-page manual produced in a loose-leaf A4 binder format. The aims of the guide are: (i) to show how marketing can help develop and promote path networks, as well as outdoor recreation, events and activities; (ii) to provide a set of marketing tools, techniques and ideas to increase the use of paths for everyone for walking, cycling and horse riding.
Available as a PDF or as a hard copy from Paths for All for £15.
This Guidance is intended to assist all water users to share inland water in Scotland in such a way that the interests of all are considered and respected.
The Guidance, developed through a process of consultation and consensus building, aims to demonstrate how the different interests of water users can be responsibly, proactively and positively integrated. It is hoped that commercial and educational guides, coaches and instructors, riparian owners, fishing proprietors or their agents, fishing associations, ghillies etc, who regularly use inland water (lochs, rivers, canals and reservoirs) with clients, will brief them on the good practice guidelines in this document. It is hoped that clubs and individuals will follow this guidance.
While it may not be possible for every aspect of the Guidance to be achieved when applied to an individual set of circumstances, the intention is to foster mutual understanding and respect and to assist with finding practicable ways of sharing rivers, lochs and canals responsibly. This document does not aim to cover the full range of potential environmental impacts that may be associated with the use and management of inland water; neither does it specifically cover other users of areas around inland waters, for example walkers, bird watchers, shooting proprietors, however elements of this guidance may be appropriate to them.
This guidance covers all aspects of outdoor access signage and is aimed at access staff, countryside rangers, land managers, community groups (including health walk co-ordinators) and anybody involved in path or site management.
This new guide supersedes and greatly expands on the advice given in the ‘Advisory Signage Guide’ published by Paths for All and Scottish Natural Heritage in June 2007. ‘Signage Guidance for Outdoor Access’ is the result of collaboration between Paths for All and a range of partners, with support from Scottish Natural Heritage.
It has been our intention to provide the most comprehensive information available in a way that is easily accessible. We hope that we have achieved this balance and that the guide will help you and the people you work with sign with confidence and understanding.
Available as a PDF or from Paths for All as a hard copy (£10) or on CD (£2) - costs are to cover P&P. Orders should be sent to Fiona Kelsall, Paths for All, Inglewood House, Tullibody Road, Alloa, FK10 2HU, and include your payment by cheque only. Please ensure you include your full postal address including post code. Once payment is received goods will be dispatched by return of post.
A complete guide to providing bridges on paths. All aspects are covered from planning to maintenance. Replaces the Countryside Comission for Scotland guide 'Footbridges in the Countryside' (1989)
'Path Bridges' costs £40. Contact Paths for All to order a copy.