This page shows links of general relevance to walking, trekking or cycling in the main countries for our routes. Click on a category in the blue box to scroll straight to it.
For route-specific links, please visit instead the relevant guidebook page and scroll down to Route links.
If you would like to suggest a further link for this page, please Contact us.
Scottish Avalanche Information Service: provides authoritative and updated information in map form, also via an app
Owners and managers of large areas of forest through which many of Scotland's finest walks pass
Government agency that cares for archaeological and historic sites throughout Scotland
Find out about these small biting insects: their season, repellants and a 5-day midge forecast
Club for all those who care about climbing and hill walking in Scotland; publishes Scottish Mountaineer (quarterly magazine)
Charitable organisation that looks after over 100 historic properties throughout Scotland
Scottish section of the Ramblers Association, which represents walkers in Scotland, with comprehensive website and rich links
Compare routes, find support services, maps and guidebooks on all of Scotland's Great Trails
A page with links to the Scottish Outdoor Access Code both in full and in sections
Charitable body that manages a number of wildlife reserves in Scotland
A charity that promotes sustainable transport including cycling and walking throughout the UK
Practical advice on how to detect and remove ticks, and how to avoid Lyme disease
Comprehensive journey planning, timetables and updates for Scotland
Comprehensive site for travellers in Scotland, with links to local/community information, webcams, bookshop and much more
Scotland’s official visitor information site, with approved accommodation and details of its iCentres
Section of the official VisitScotland website, with walks database, e-newsletter and competitions
Owners and managers of large areas of forest through which many of England's fine walks pass
Founded in 1895, the National Trust looks after a wide range of historic sites and buildings throughout the UK
Society for distance walkers in the UK; impressive database, publishes magazine and organises events
Body that advises the government about protecting England’s natural resources and landscapes
Welsh government-sponsored body that id responsible for protecting the natural resources and heritage of Wales
Useful website for identifying Britains 10 most common birds; thanks to Jess and Nicole of Learning Haven for providing this link
Website that tells you how to get to anywhere (worldwide) by train, bus, ferry, car & plane
Society that campaigns for walking and footpaths throughout the UK; publishes Walk magazine
Comprehensive journey planning, timetables and updates for the UK
The weather in the UK is unpredictable year-round; the Met Office provides forecasts by placename, postcode or UK map
Publisher of the popular, pocketable series of walking guidebooks covering most of Scotland and the north of England; concise descriptions supported by sketch maps and line drawings
A science-based guide for lay people, with help from a handful of world-class altitude experts; updated 2020
The independent professional association for publishers, of which Rucksack Readers is pleased to be a member.