Outdoor Access Trust for Scotland

The Outdoor Access Trust For Scotland is an innovative environmental charity working to promote sustainable public access.

We work to develop and implement outdoor access projects that integrate the needs of land managers, access users and local communities, whilst conserving and protecting the natural heritage throughout Scotland.

Latest News

  • John Swinney MSP views Beinn a’Ghlo path following extensive repairs. For long enough, travellers on the A9 heading between Perth and Inverness will h...

  • Last week saw us achieve an important milestone for our flagship project, The Mountains and The People.   We reached our project target of 1200 volunt...

Who we are

The Outdoor Access Trust for Scotland was formed in 1998, originally as Upper Deeside Access Trust and then more recently as Cairngorms Outdoor Access Trust.

Our most recent name change in 2017 reflects the growth and expansion of our activities throughout Scotland and is celebration to our success in delivering outdoor access related projects across both of Scotland’s National Parks and surrounding areas.

Our Path Networks

The links below will take you to the interactive maps of our projects and paths network.  You may also browse details and photo galleries of individual paths.

What we do

Conserve and protect our natural heritage and environment by encouraging, development and implementing access management projects

Facilitate and maintain public access to the areas we work in

Advance the education of the public about the natural heritage of the areas we work in

Promote outdoor access to the public by advocating the individual health benefits and the enjoyment of the outdoors

Mend Our Mountains Appeal

We need your support
to complete a programme of much needed repairs on our mountain paths

Corporate Appeal

Public Appeal

Support our Work

Your support helps us to repair eroded paths in the throughout Scotland

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