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Getting out for much needed fresh air and exercise has never been more important and enjoying the paths through the parks and greenspaces near our homes is now a regular part of many people’s daily exercise routine. It is great that we have these places on our doorsteps and fantastic that so many folk are using them but we must all be mindful of others – whether they are out for their daily exercise or are doing vital work outdoors.
Please respect others and follow the revised outdoor access guidelines.
The Falkirk area has over 300 miles of paths and rights of way for walking and cycling. Many of these paths have been sign posted in partnership with local land owners and community groups.
You can view details of the path networks around your area below:
- Airth path network
- Blackness and Bo'ness path network
- Bonnybridge path network
- Braes area path network
- Denny path network
- Discover the Antonine Wall
- Larbert and Stenhousemuir paths network
- Nature Trails in the Falkirk Area
- The Falkirk Wheel and South Falkirk
Within the wider path network, core paths are the basic framework of key routes that provide for the main needs of users. We have a duty to draw up a plan of core paths in our area in consultation with local communities, land managers and path users. These core paths are signposted and are likely to be the most popular paths.
Core paths can be rights of way, farm tracks, promoted paths or other routes that
provide public access to the countryside and urban areas. Not all core paths will
be suitable for all users, but everyone should have a choice of routes available
to them locally. Each path has been selected following careful public consultation and a consideration of the Core Path selection criteria.
You can view maps of all our adopted Core Paths in the Core Path Plan below:
- Core Path Plan
There are paths that did not meet the criteria for a core path but still exist
and form part of the wider network of paths.
To look after the paths, we need to know if you have noticed any path problems. We try to make at least 2 visits per year to inspect and maintain as many paths as we can. You can help us by reporting any problems when you are using the paths via the details below:
Path Warden Scheme
We are looking for outdoor enthusiasts to volunteer to help keep an eye on your local paths.
As a volunteer Path Warden, you will work with the existing outdoor access team in ensuring paths are accessible and safe. You don't need to be an 'access' expert, you just need to be enthusiastic about exploring your local path network.
It’s also a great way to learn about what cultural, historical and geological features are in your local area and to learn more about local wildlife.
If you're interested, please contact us: