About us

We are a Scottish charity. We are the champion of everyday walking for a happier, healthier, greener Scotland.

Why walking matters

Our vision: Scotland is a walking nation. Everyone has the opportunity to be active every day, creating a happier, healthier and greener Scotland.


Our aim is to support people in Scotland to be active every day. Walking is the easiest and most accessible way to do this.

To change the way people move, travel and enjoy life in Scotland, our work focuses on three themes:

Walking is for everyone.

Everyone in Scotland, no matter who they are or where they live, should benefit from walking.

We create inclusive opportunities for everyone to walk and wheel. We connect communities and help people live healthier, happier lives. We focus our efforts on those who can benefit the most, helping to reduce some of Scotland’s biggest health inequalities and reduce pressure on the NHS.


Walking is for everywhere.

Our places and spaces should be safe and attractive for everyone to walk in.

We work in collaboration with local authorities and communities to develop inclusive environments for everyone to be active. When our towns, cities and rural areas are designed and managed for walking, we can reduce car use, improve connectedness and allow everyone to benefit from accessing natural environments.


Walking is for every day.

Everyone in Scotland should feel motivated to walk every day.

Our behaviour change programmes help to make walking the default choice for short journeys, leisure, socialising or a part of longer public transport journeys in Scotland. Our programmes improve physical, mental and social health, and support Scotland’s journey to Net Zero.


To find out more about what we do, or if you’re interested in joining our mission as we work to create a happier, healthier, greener Scotland, contact info@pathsforall.org.uk or follow the links below.

Read about our strategy.

Download our latest Annual Report for 2022/23

Get in touch with our staff team.






We were founded as a Scottish charity in 1996. We are a partnership of 30 national organisations who share our vision for a happier, healthier Scotland. OSCR Registered Scottish Charity No SC025535. Company Limited by Guarantee No: 168554 incorporated 19 September 1996 at Companies House, Edinburgh