Natural Spaces

Wildness - Remoteness from roads and ferries

Last update: 2014-06-24


One of four component layer of the Scottish map of relative wildness. This layer shows remoteness from the public road, rail and ferry network. The dataset is on a scale of 1-256 indicating relative levels of remoteness. Consequently the data is best viewed at a national or regional scale. The methodology is adapted from the 2008 Wildness Study in the Cairngorms National Park. Remoteness is taken as the relative time taken to walk from the nearest public road, railway station or ferry landing (being the point of mechanised access), taking account of distance, relative slope, ground cover and barrier features such as open water and very steep ground.

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Acknowledgment:  Contains SNH information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.

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