National Walking and Cycling Network Survey

National Walking and Cycling Network Survey

9 March 2017

You can help improve the John Muir Way and the wider National Walking & Cycling Network (NWCN) by completing a survey provided by Sustrans and Scottish Natural Heritage.

A programme of research and monitoring work is currently underway to collect information on the numbers and types of trips being made on the NWCN in Scotland.  This work is being managed by Sustrans with support from Scottish Natural Heritage, and will help inform the on-going development of the network.

Sustrans has already undertaken previous research on some NWCN routes and the next stage of the work is to conduct a survey of the general public and a survey of businesses operating near to NWCN routes. These surveys will help establish awareness and usage of the NWCN as well as the benefits it provides.

Anyone is welcome to complete the general public survey, as it is intended to reach as wide an audience as possible.

Business don’t have to work directly in tourism, as the survey is interested in understanding the wider retail impacts of the network. Businesses can be located on or near one of the NWCN routes listed below:

  • Arran Coastal Way
  • Borders Abbey Way
  • Caledonian Canal
  • Cateran Trail
  • Clyde Walkway
  • Cowal Way
  • Deeside Way
  • Forth & Clyde Cana
  • Forth Route
  • Great Glen Way
  • Great Trossachs Path
  • John Muir Way
  • Moray Coastal Path
  • Mull of Galloway Trail
  • Pilgrim’s Way
  • Union Canal


Links to the survey can be found below:

Business Survey :

General Public Survey: