SCOTLAND has a wealth of walking and cycling routes across all parts of the country and The National is highlighting them every Saturday.

An expert in all outdoor pursuits, Cameron McNeish will be offering detailed reports of the best routes you can try over a weekend or day off along with maps and stats for each route.

McNeish has been writing and talking about the outdoors for decades having been the editor of TGO magazine, presented Bafta-winning programs about Scottish mountaineering and penned books such as The Munros Almanac about Scotland's tallest mountains.

He is now turning his considerable talents to weekly walking and cycling route recommendations for The National which will be published on this website every Saturday morning.

Here are the routes from Saturday, January 15:

The best walking routes in Scotland: Aberlady Bay and Gullane

The best cycling routes in Scotland: Aberfeldy & Dull

Laura Webster, The National's news and features editor, said: “Scotland has some of the best scenery in the world, and how better to see it than via gorgeous walks and cycle routes.

“We are so pleased to be bringing these fantastic routes – complete with recommendations for post-adventure drinks and treats – to our subscribers, who we know are looking for more ways to celebrate all the exciting things Scotland has to offer.

“If this sounds like your thing, consider taking out a free trial of a National subscription to enjoy all the upcoming route recommendations.”

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