Scottish Outdoor Access Code for walkers
Everyone has the right to be on most land and inland waters in Scotland for recreation, education and for going from place to place although some specific areas are excluded such as residential gardens, farm yards, airfields and visitor attractions which charge an entry fee.
The Scottish Outdoor Access Code – produced by Scottish Natural Heritage – is designed to help walkers and others outdoors users such as cyclists and horse riders enjoy these access rights responsibly.
Key things to remember when out walking:
- Take responsibility for your actions
- Respect people's privacy and peace of mind
- Help land managers and others to work safely and effectively
- Care for the environment
- Keep dogs under proper control
- Take extra care if organising a group or event
Find out more about how the Scottish Outdoor Access Code applies to land managers..