The paths network in Falkirk has received a cash boost of £600,000.
Sustainable transport charity Sustrans which supports cycling and walking routes has given the funding to five projects in the district.
The Tamfourhill Commuity Links Project will get £45,800 to link paths into Callendar Estates cycle trail and the Falkirk Wheel; £150,000 will be given to the Carron Loop Community Links Project to install a new bridge and 700 metres of paths.
The Helix will get £91,500 for a new towpath on the Clyde and forth Canal; £85,000 is for another towpath from Lock 16 to the Wheel and £250,000 will pay for a route on the Bo’ness to Blackness John Muir Trail.
Councillor Adrian Mahoney said: “These new and improved routes will connect communities, promote sustainable travel and encourage more people to visit the wonderful countryside right across the district.”
To download free local walking guides visit www.falkirk.gov.uk/paths