Protecting and expanding where we walk

Loughrigg Fell, Lake District

Loughrigg Fell, Lake District

Different access rights exist for walkers in England and Wales and in Scotland.

  • In Scotland, the Land Reform Act 2003 (Scotland) gives walkers the statutory right of access to most land and inland water
  • In England and Wales, walkers have the ‘right to roam’ on mapped areas of open countryside and the right to walk on public paths and most roads

What we do as a charity to safeguard and extend the place we walk in these nations is different as a result of these rights. You can find out more by visiting our EnglandWales and Scotland sites.

Our work to protect and expand where walk wouldn’t be possible without the support of the walking public, the time and tireless efforts of our dedicated volunteers and the strong partnerships we forge with other organisations. If you'd like to help us continue to make Britain a better place for walkers why not get involved.

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