Resources Guide

This booklet provides Member groups with some useful  information.
Detailed walk description pages are given at the end which gives Members an opportunity to create and add their own information.

Any booklet becomes out of date soon after it has been printed and so it comes with a warning that updates will be available from:
  • The website - www.grampian50plusnetwork.com
  • The AGEnda Newsletter
  • The Network Secretary
The material provided consists of some sources of help within the area, some safety considerations and a selection of walks which have been selected with the intention of providing exemplars thatare easy to follow.

You can download the PDF version of the Resources Guide here.

Good Practice Guide for 50+ Walking Groups
Written by: Dave Horrocks Adventure Scotland Consultancy
copyright Dave Horrocks, April 2009

The guide aims to steer you through some of the issues you should consider when planning, organising and managing walking activities for groups whilst seeking to keep the whole process as uncomplicated as possible.
he guide is in 3 sections:-
1. PLANNING – a good and thorough plan is much more likely to result in a smooth and successful outcome.
2. DOING – looks at the organisation and management of walking groups
3. REVIEWING – identifies how reviewing can pinpoint lessons learned and feed them back into the planning cycle.

You can download the PDF version of the Good Practice Guide for 50+ Walking Groups here.

Paths for All is a Scottish charity which champions walking in Scotland, for everyone, everyday and everywhere.   We support community walking for health projects across Scotland which organise free group health walks every week. Health walks are short (up to 1 hour), safe, social, fun, accessible, low level walks led by trained volunteers. Health walks are targeted at inactive people who would benefit most from doing more physical activity, although anyone can come along to a Health Walk and new walkers are always welcome.

Paths for All runs a one day Walk Leader course which is free of charge for volunteers who wish to lead health walks.  Walk Leader courses coming up in Aberdeen, Portlethen and Elgin are listed on our Training Calendar at: http://www.pathsforall.org.uk/component/option,com_jevents/Itemid,268/task,year.listevents/view,year/

You can search for health walk groups in your Local Authority area on our website at: www.pathsforall.org.uk/healthwalkfinder  If you are interested in volunteering, or would like more information on a local project, please contact the relevant Project Coordinator using the contact details given on the website.

If there is no group in your area and you would like to help to start one, please contact Helen Wilson, Development Officer at Paths for All: helen.wilson@pathsforall.org.uk / 01463 725159.

Cairngorms National Park Outdoor Learning for All


Cairngorms National Park is Britain’s largest National Park. It contains some of the best wildlife habitats in the UK including ancient pine forests, arctic mountain tops, lochs, rivers and moorlands. Home to a quarter of UK threatened species, it is rich in landscapes, habitats and heritage.

The Park offers a fantastic range of opportunities and experiences for schools and other groups whether you are visiting the Park or studying it from a distance. Here is the link to their web site: