Active Travel

Dumfries and Galloway has plenty of fantastic routes to try by foot or bike, from short journeys in Town for shopping and business to longer recreational routes into the beautiful countryside. Our towns are ideally sized for walking, wheeling or cycling with key locations only short distances away.

Why Do More Active Travel

  • Improve your physical health
  • Benefit your mental health
  • It’s social
  • Save money
  • Reduce your carbon footprint
  • It can be quicker!

Find out how to get going and access Active Travel maps for across the region via GO SMART DUMFRIES

Recreational Walking and Cycling

There are opportunities across the region for recreational walking and cycling.  Check out our DG Doing More directory for information about joining local walking and cycling groups or finding your own walking and cycling routes.

The Active Communities programme also includes pole walking, stroll in the park, health walk and fitness walk sessions.

If you would like to walk more you can pick up lots of tips via Path’s for All Let’s get walking leaflet