The Ramblers want the views of all Scots walkers, from Ben Nevis summiteers downwards

The Ramblers want the views of all Scots walkers, from Ben Nevis summiteers downwards

Walkers in Scotland are being encouraged to take part in a survey to have their say on the great outdoors.

Ramblers Scotland is offering a prize draw to those taking part in the online survey, which it says will help it shape its vision in the next 10 years.

Prizes include Berghaus gear and Collins walking books.

David Thomson, Convener of Ramblers Scotland said: “At a time when land reform is back on the political agenda and Scotland’s national walking strategy has recently been published, we are asking our members, and also members of the public who enjoy walking, to set out their thoughts on why walking is important.

“We’d like to know how we can make walking even more enjoyable for everyone in Scotland.

“Ramblers Scotland is the only organisation to represent the interests of all walkers, whether they are strolling around their local park, walking to the office, or standing at the top of Ben Nevis.

“We have a long and proud heritage as campaigners on access and countryside issues. But in 2015 it will be 10 years since the Scottish Parliament established world-beating access rights, and the walking public now mainly take access rights for granted.

“We have launched this survey as the first step in the process of developing a 10-year vision for Ramblers Scotland. We want to speak to as many Scottish walkers as possible, to find out what’s important to them. Their views will help shape our vision.”

The online survey can be completed on the Ramblers website.  Anyone completing it before 31 January 2015 will be entered into the prize draw, with five prizes on offer including two Berghaus Pulse softshell jackets, a Berghaus beanie hat and two Collins walking guides.

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