Ramblers Scotland has asked for your help so that more North Ayrshire residents can step up.
An online map of Scottish trails, created by the charity for hiking, contains hundreds of previously hidden routes, including trails tested and recorded by more than 200 Ramblers volunteers across the country.
The petition charity is now recruiting volunteers in several selected areas with a smaller map, including North Ayrshire.
Heath Brown, Ramblers Scotland’s public relations officer, said: “Our Scottish road map includes tens of thousands of miles of roads – from city routes without traffic to relaxing lakeside trails. Many of these are “hidden” trails that previously did not feature artillery service.
“While this is the best road map of Scotland, we need communities to test their routes to work on improving local routes so that everyone in the local community has a place to go.
“This includes here in North Ayrshire, where our coverage can definitely be improved so that more people can enjoy walks from the doorstep.
“Using our simple app to record tracks is easy and fun. Every time a volunteer checks or adds a map, it is easier for people in North Ayrshire to become healthy and active on foot. ”
You can view the map and volunteer at ramblers.org.uk/scottishpathsmap.
The Scottish Road Map includes tens of thousands of miles of roads using data collected by volunteers as well as from councils, national parks and charities. It has been viewed 61,000 times since its launch last fall.
Ramblers Scotland offers free online training for all cartography volunteers, as well as access to free path verification software.
Card users are urged to exercise caution and remember the Scottish open access code.
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