Outdoor Access

We have a wide range of experience in planning, managing and promoting outdoor access resources, from coastal paths to mountain routes.

We can provide services across the range from feasibility to delivery, including the following aspects:

Strategic route development

We've delivered a number of feasibility studies across Scotland and in the Republic of Ireland. These have helped clients to understand the existing condition of routes and devise new links to improve access. In some cases these we have taken forward projects to implementation, including helping with funding bids.

Examples: Boddam, Staffin, Aberdeenshire Coastal Path

Land manager liaison

Whenever routes are being considered the first port of call should be the land managers. Scotland's right of responsible access is not a licence to develop paths! We have experience of working with land managers to find solutions that work for recreation and land management.

Udny Community Trust

Technical survey, including path design and specification

Whether you need a rapid assessment of a network of routes or a detailed design for defined sections, we can provide high quality solutions. We have developed the tools to deliver using technology to assist in survey mapping and reporting.

Examples: Errigal, Staffin

Contract management and site supervision

Good contract and project management is key to a successful outcome and we work with clients and contractors to deliver best value and quality outputs.

Examples: Kincorth Hill, St Fittick's Park

We have experience of using the NEC suite of contracts as well as bespoke contracts.

Policy research and development

From the potential impacts of climate change, to helping to describe paths to users we have delivered a number of research and policy orientated projects that are used in Scotland.

Examples: Climate change, Path benefits toolkit, Lowland paths guide, Cairngorms Signs policy

Construction Design Management (2015)

All path construction projects fall within the remit of the CDM (2015) regulations. We work as CDM Designers and help clients to fulfil their duties under the regulations.