Our resident experts have put together some detailed advice on rights of way and access issues to give you all the information you need.

If you'd like to find out about something which isn't covered here, email us at policy@ramblers.org.uk and we'll look into it for you.

Cornwall coast

Access to the coast

Discover where you can walk along the coast in England and Wales.


Access to wild, open countryside

Find out about our freedom to walk in wild landscapes in England and Wales.

Beech tree

Access to woods

We want everyone to have access to woodland local to them. Find out where you can got for a walk in the woods now.

3 markers on a sign

Know your signs

Find out how to tell a footpath from a bridleway, a National Trail acorn from other long-distance path symbols and more.

3 directions on a path sign

Types of paths in England and Wales

Find out what constitutes a right of way in England and Wales and the different types of paths that exist.

Kinder scout

Your right to roam

Find out what is meant by a right to roam and the difference between access rights in England and Wales and those in Scotland.


Am I trespassing?

Find out what trespassing means when walking in England and Wales.


Wild camping

Find out about 'wild camping' away from campsites and what your responsibilities are as a countryside user.

Countryside Code for the public

How the Countryside Code applies to walkers and other countryside users.

Countryside Code for land managers

How the Countryside Code applies to land managers.