Map of walking and cycle routes

The 45.5km Berwickshire coastal path from Cockburnspath to Berwick passes Pease Bay
The 45.5km Berwickshire coastal path from Cockburnspath to Berwick passes Pease Bay

A new London Underground-style map, showing walking and cycling routes throughout Scotland has been published by Scottish Natural Heritage.

At a glance, users can see both existing and planned routes right across Scotland and how they link together.

All the country’s great trails, such as St Cuthbert’s Way are included as are upland routes such as the Southern Upland Way.

Scottish Natural Heritage has not been afraid to step over the border into England and Berwick, Wooler and Lindisfarne all warrant a mention as being part of the national walking and cycling network.

In the eastern Borders, the focus is on the Berwickshire coastal path and the east west cycle route, with the John Muir Way, Borders Abbeys route and the cross-border Drove Road all included.

There are 6400 kilometres of trails for walking, cycling, horse-riding and canoeing across Scotland’s great trails, national cycling and canals networks and there are plans for another 50 projects over the next 20 years to extend the network by 1750 kilometres.

SNH chairman, Ian Ross, said: “Our walking and cycling tube map is an easy way to start planning your next journey, whether it’s a trip between towns or a cycling or walking holiday. Scotland is a wonderful place to walk and cycle. It’s easy to take for granted how many paths we already have in so many beautiful areas, I’m thrilled we’ll have even more in the coming years.”