Ramblers Scotland has asked for your help so that more North Ayrshire people can get active.

An online Scottish Paths Map set up by the walking charity features hundreds of previously-hidden trails, including paths checked and recorded by more than 200 Ramblers volunteers across the nation.

The walking charity is now running a drive to recruit volunteers in a few selected lesser-mapped areas, which include North Ayrshire.

Heath Brown, community engagement officer at Ramblers Scotland, said: “Our Scottish Paths Map includes tens of thousands of miles of paths – from traffic-free city routes to relaxing loch-side trails. Many are ‘hidden’ trails not previously been shown by Ordnance Survey.

“While it’s the best-ever map of Scotland’s paths, we need communities to check their paths, to work to improve local routes so everyone in the local community has somewhere to walk.

“That includes here in North Ayrshire where our coverage can definitely be improved so that more people can enjoy walks from their doorsteps.

“It’s easy and fun to record trails using our simple app. Every time a volunteer check or adds a path to the map, it makes it easier for people in North Ayrshire to get healthy and active on foot.”

You can view the map and volunteer at ramblers.org.uk/scottishpathsmap.

The Scottish Paths Map includes tens of thousands of miles of paths, using data collected by volunteers as well as from councils, national parks and charities. It has already been viewed 61,000 times since launching last autumn.

Ramblers Scotland offers free online training to all s mapping volunteers, as well as access to its free path checking software.

Map users are urged to exercise caution and remember the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.