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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.

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Towards Responsible use: Influencing Recreational Behaviour in the Countryside

How do you encourage visitors to your site to behave differently? This is a question many site managers will have to ponder over when faced with unacceptable impacts by visitors, whether intentional or unintentional. This guide shows how to influence visitors' behaviour in the countryside and reduce their impact whilst encouraging a more responsible attitude. It shows both how to assess and tackle problems. 16 pages (Published 2004)

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Communication, not conflict: using communication to encourage considerate shared recreational use of the outdoors

This guide describes how communication techniques can be used to prevent or solve conflicts between groups of people using the outdoors for different recreational pursuits. It has been produced to assist people, such as rangers and land managers, to develop communication projects suited to their particular situation. The publication has been produced for Scottish Natural Heritage and sportscotland, based on the work of James Carter. 27 pages (Published 2004).

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Management for People

A publication for site managers operating in the countryside, this A4 ring binder contains helpful hints and illustrative case studies. This is a practical guide that will serve managers well with its systematic planning approach. This publication is available to download in pdf format but is also available to buy in a colourful ring binder format The loose-leaf format is intended to allow for future additions and revisions.

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Visitor Monitoring Manual

This Manual replaces the Visitor Monitoring Training Manual published by SNH in 1993. It is built on sound practical experience of undertaking monitoring programmes, good practice from around the UK and recent research on visitor monitoring.