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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.  Culbin Forest  has an extensive network of roads and tracks and is an interesting place to visit.

Scottish Outdoor  Access Network   The Scottish Outdoor Access Network (SOAN) brings together over 200 people across Scotland who work on outdoor access and related issues

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

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.

How about the adventure of a lifetime in the Canadian Rockies? Anchor D ranch in the Kanananskis country, just south of the Banff National Park offers week long camping trail rides deep into the mountains. Superb horses, great food, stunning scenery,   (some days you will climb to over 9,000′), a colourful crew and exciting riding.
Horses Welcome  B&B for horses throughout Scotland but mostly in the south at the moment. Also see RideUK for similar information.
                        

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.

 Strathisla Riding Club  Our friendly local 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.

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