Advice on your legal right to walk on public rights of way and open access land in England and Wales and access rights in Scotland, as well as helpful guidance when out walking in Britain and what to do if you come across a problem.
Do you know who's responsible for maintaining rights of way or how many miles of rights of way there are in England? Find out the answers.
Find out how to tell a footpath from a bridleway, a National Trail acorn from other long-distance path symbols and more.
Find out what constitutes a right of way in England and Wales and the different types of paths that exist.
Find out what is meant by a right to roam and the difference between access rights in England and Wales and those in Scotland.
Find out what trespassing means when walking in England and Wales.
How the Countryside Code applies to walkers and other countryside users.
Find out about how the Scottish Outdoor Access Code applies to walkers.
How the Countryside Code applies to land managers.
Find out how the Scottish Outdoor Access Code applies to land managers.
Advice for walkers when walking on roads, including what to do when there is no pavement.
Find out about 'wild camping' away from campsites and what your responsibilities are as a countryside user.
Use our online form to report any problems you encounter while out walking.
Detailed advice on rights of way and access issues and more from our experts.
Find out more about our work to safeguard and extend the places we walk in Britain.