Some useful websites
John Muir Trust
Long Distance Walkers Association
Mountain Bothy Association
Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS)
National Trust for Scotland
Ordnance Survey - Maps, etc
Ordnance Survey Outdoor Skills - some very useful tips
Scottish Natural Heritage
Scottish Wild Land Group
Sustrans - Sustainable Transport (useful for the Silver options)
Associated Travel Companies
Access and Responsibility
Please be aware of the Scottish Outdoor Access Code (Especially if you are not from Scotland)
Advice from the MCofS, including Wild Camping, Minimal Impact, Ticks, Where to 'Go' in the Outdoors, etc.
During the deer stalking season, typically September and October, you need to check access beforehand. Scottish Natural Heritage have launched a new Heading for the Scottish Hills website which provides deer stalking information for hillwalkers. Also, in the spring you need to be aware of lambing and/or calving and be prepared to change your route accordingly.
Under the Scottish Outdoor Access Code legislation, councils are required to draw up plans of "Core Paths" in their area. Some of these Core Paths are used in the Stevenson Way.
Argyll and Bute Council's Core Paths
Clackmannanshire Council's Core Paths
Fife Council's Core Paths
Highland Council's Core Paths
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Core Paths
Perth and Kinross Council's Core Paths
Stirling Council's Core Paths
We are working with the Forestry Commission to ensure suitable information on access is available on this web site. Details will be available here when this has been set up.
Mountain and other weather sites
Information of Ticks and Lyme Disease
Some other RLS trails that may be of interest
A couple of new trails that we do not have links for yet:
A new trail in Bristol based on Treasure Island
The Colinton Community Conservation Trust are creating a series of plaques in Edinburgh
Some other interesting links:
YouTube video of The Vagabond by RLS (sung in French)
We would like to acknowledge the support and encouragement of the Robert Louis Stevenson Club who celebrate and promote the life and works of RLS. Do consider joining the RLS Club.
Please note we are not responsible for the content of these links.