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Constructed tracks in the Scottish Uplands (2nd edition)

Provides best practice guidance on assessing the need for, planning and constructing vehicular tracks in the Scottish uplands. 137 pages. Published 2013.

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A technical guide to the design and construction of lowland recreation routes

This handbook provides practical advice on the construction of recreation routes on low ground in the countryside, The term recreation routes is used because these paths are not just for walking, but also for off road cycling and riding where this is feasible.

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Upland Path Management: Standards for delivering path projects in Scotland's mountains

UPAG publications: This manual covers the process for developing an upland path proposal, through project delivery to closure and aftercare. It has been designed for use by all involved in upland path management. Although designed for management in the uplands, many of the principles also apply to lowland paths.

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Upland Pathwork: Construction standards for Scotland

UPAG publications: This manual provides guidance on pathwork techniques and how the basic principles of upland path management should be used. It has been designed for all those involved in upland pathwork with the overall aim of achieving high quality management and the sustainable use of upland paths, and in so doing to protect the exceptional scenic quality of the Scottish mountains.

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Car Parks in the Countryside: A practical guide to planning, design and construction

A guide to the planning, design, construction and management of small rural car parks in Scotland. Ideal for site managers, land owners, local authorities, funding agencies and local communities. Published 2000

Equestrian Access Fact Sheets

Equestrian Access Fact Sheets

This set of fact sheets has been produced by the British Horse Society in association with Scottish Natural Heritage and the Paths for All Partnership. They complement the summary Information Sheet contained in the Lowland Path Construction Guide and provide details on principles, path construction, surfacing, gates, bridges, water crossings and road crossings when providing for equestrian use.

Signage Guidance for Outdoor Access - A Guide to Good Practice

Signage Guidance for Outdoor Access - A Guide to Good Practice

This guidance covers all aspects of outdoor access signage and is aimed at access staff, countryside rangers, land managers, community groups (including health walk co-ordinators) and anybody involved in path or site management. This new guide supersedes and greatly expands on the advice given in the ‘Advisory Signage Guide’ published by Paths for All and Scottish Natural Heritage in June 2007.

Signs Guidance for Farmers and other Land Managers

Signs Guidance for Farmers and other Land Managers

This guide provides advice to land managers (farmers, crofters, estate factors, etc) on when, where and how to use appropriate and effective signage in accordance with the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003. The focus is on situations where it's reasonable for land managers to want to put up advisory signs of their own. 27 pages (2006)

Equestrian Access in Scotland: Horse riding, carriage driving and managing land responsibly

A collaborative document by the British Horse Society Scotland, Scottish Rural Property & Business Association and Scottish Natural Heritage looking at equestrian access and the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. 11 pages.

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Detailed guidance about equestrian access on different types of land use

A collaboration between Scottish Land and Estates, the British Horse Society Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage, this guidance discusses horses on different types of land including fields of cereal crops and stubble fields, fields of fruit and vegetables and conservation areas. 4 pages.

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