Getting Groups Outside

Information, support and activities to help you get your groups outside

The Benefits of Greenspace

Experts from the health sector come together at a GreenSpace conference to reveal exactly how important parks and green spaces are to public health.  Watch what they have to say here.

Where can I go?  

Information about outdoor access, paths etc in South Lanarkshire can be found here and in North Lanarkshire can be found here.

If you are looking for a greenspace to run an activity then check out the Ordnance Survey greenspace map.  Under the Land Reform Act you don't need permission for recreational activities but you would need to seek permission from the owner to run an event.  Check out this video about Understanding the Right to Roam in Scotland.


It is always important to scope out a site before you organise an activity in a greenspace.  You'll need to check whether the access is suitable for the people attending, is there a good gathering point, will there be benches available etc.  Most greenspaces aside from the country parks have no public toilet provision.  Alternatives include having a meeting point where toilets are available and walking to the site for your activity, or keeping sessions short. 


For information about what to do when you encounter dogs when you are running a session in a greenspace, check out the advice from The Ramblers which also includes links to the RSPCA for further advice.

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