Outdoor access

Paths in the Highlands

The key paths in our area are called core paths, and give the public reasonable access throughout the area.

View our core paths 

Caithness and Sutherland review (commenced June 2013)

We have reviewed the core paths for the Caithness and Sutherland area and publicised consultative reports. The Highland Council has published a Core Path Plan (Caithness and Sutherland) Amended for formal consultation and was open for representation from the 18th December 2017 to the 30th March 2018. Representations are currently being assessed

West Highlands and Islands core paths plan review (commenced May 2015)

We are reviewing the core paths for the areas of Skye and Lochalsh, Lochaber and Wester Ross (Maps 22-35 of the Ross and Cromarty core paths plan). Public meetings will be held throughout the area. Dates and venues will be advertised in local newspapers. 

Any suggestions or comments can be forwarded to access@highland.gov.uk.

Inner Moray Firth core paths plan review

Covering Easter Ross, Black Isle, Inverness and Nairn and expected to commence in late 2018 or early 2019

 For information on core paths in the Cairngorm National Park, please visit Cairngorm National Park Authority.

Outdoor Highlands

For information on other paths and access opportunities in Highland, including Long Distance Routes, please see our dedicated site http://www.highland.gov.uk/outdoorhighlands

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