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Stride Out for Scotland

Take a walk and enjoy nature once again
Walkers strolling down a path at Goatfell

Stride Out for Scotland is a great way to break out of lockdown, take in some fresh air and discover Scotland’s amazing places.

Join us and Stride Out for Scotland

Our countryside places and gardens are now open to visitors and there’s no better way to experience them than on foot. Our teams work hard to care for and protect our outdoor spaces so that you can enjoy the beautiful views, the wildlife that lives there and all our incredible plants and flowers.

We want to inspire people to get out, enjoy nature and explore the great outdoors – whether you’re a novice hill walker, an experienced hiker or just looking for fun family adventures, there’s a walk to suit everyone with Stride Out for Scotland.

Walkers can also help raise funds for our emergency appeal to safeguard all the properties and landscapes in our care. When we first announced that the future of our charity was at risk, we received hundreds of messages from members and donors who wanted to help fundraise by taking on sponsored walks around the country.

Discover walking trails across Scotland and organise your own Stride Out for Scotland journey today. Don’t forget to share your pics with us, using #NTSSOS – and let us know how far you’ve walked!

Here’s how you can get involved

With some of Scotland’s best walking routes at our locations, there are loads of ways to Stride Out for Scotland.

You don’t have to travel far to find beautiful landscapes and a place to stretch your legs. Take on a challenging Munro, walk a route that takes you from one National Trust for Scotland spot to another, or simply enjoy a stroll in one of our gardens.

We’ve made it easy to step up and Stride out for Scotland. Download your free walkers’ pack full of our favourite walks, spotters’ guides and hints to get the most out of your walk, along with ways in which you can help us continue to care for our amazing countryside.

Wherever you choose to go, please make sure that you maintain Scottish Government guidelines on hand hygiene and social distancing.


In our pack, you’ll find our favourite walks and helpful information on how you can support our work.

You can help us protect these places too

Our green spaces have never been more vital after the challenging times we’ve faced and we want you to enjoy Scotland’s scenery once more, but our ability to look after these places is threatened.

Our charity is in crisis. Help us continue to care for our paths, wildlife and green spaces by getting sponsored or by making a donation for your Stride Out for Scotland walk.

You can set up your own online sponsorship page and join the Stride Out for Scotland event on JustGiving, or donate now and help us care for the places we all love about Scotland.

Make a donation

Support Stride Out for Scotland

If you’re passionate about protecting our countryside and green spaces, you can help us care for these places, and the wildlife we share them with.