Balloch Riders Access Group. BRAG has set up several new trails in the Balloch Forest, near Keith.
Dava Way Association. Info on the Dava Way long distance path.
All the new access rights are described in the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. This is the website of the book, run by Scottish Natural Heritage.
The Paths for All partnership provides technical information and support for all access organisations
Forestry Commission Scotland provide access in many of their forests throughout the country. The Moray Forest District page gives a lot of info on the local forests. Also find out about Culbin Forest.
Who Owns Scotland? provides contact information and some maps for many Scottish farms and estates – useful if you are planning a longer trip.
VisitScotland now have some riding pages www.visitscotland.com/riding
Equine Ramblers, http://www.equineramblersuk.co.uk/index.html . Routes, ideas, lots of pictures and contacts.
The Scottish Borders has a network of over 200 miles of waymarked trails designed for riders and walkers. The South of Scotland Countryside Trails has accommodation for horses and riders as well as livery yards. Get the information pack and plan your own route, two days or ten, it’s up to you.
Fiona Preston’s trail riding business is up and running. Meet the menagerie at Templestone Trails.
Highlands Unbridled. New trail riding business in Sutherland offering coast to coast rides.
A range of good strong well designed saddlebags is available from Sportack, in Arizona. Don’t worry about the distance – they use FedEx who will deliver within two days. Unfortunately freight and import duties bump up the price but they are still excellent value for money.
Anquet provide Ordnance Survey maps at 1:50,000 and 1:25,000 scales in digital format, together with a program to read and print the maps and to store your routes.
MEAG is affiliated to the British Horse Society and group members can get discounted individual membership. BHS Scotland has an access section and links to many other access groups in Scotland.
Strathisla Riding Club has a large arena at Lintmill near Cullen. A very friendly club; they organise a range of events throughout the year.
Scottish Endurance Riding Club - organises pleasure rides and longer distance competitive rides throughout Grampian.
If you have done a ride of one thousand miles or more you can join The Long Riders Guild ; mere mortals can just read about those who have.
South Loch Ness Access Group. Setting up new trails for riders in the hills south of Loch Ness.
Highland Livestock Heritage Society Researching and recording the drover heritage of the Highlands
Angela Davidson Art. Superb animal portraits and original artwork.