Tourism and recreation
Scotland’s forests are fabulous places to explore, experience and enjoy. From adrenaline sport to woodland walks, on your doorstep or in Scotland’s iconic places, the land we manage for the nation is full of opportunities.
We want to make it easier for people to get the most out of the nation’s forests. Getting out and about is healthy and makes us feel good, provides opportunities for outdoor learning, and can give a boost to local businesses.
That’s why we’ve built (and maintain) more than 1,200km of walking tracks, and created 130 cycle routes – not forgetting the visitor centres and wildlife viewing spots we’ve established across the country. We even employ landscape architects to help us design forests that are nicer to look at.
- Find out more about visiting our forests and the great things you can get up to in them.
- Find out about permission and permits for events, horse riding and more.
- Read our recreation strategy
- Get info about the profile of visitors to Scotland's woods and forests