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:
More information and the full code can be found at www.outdooraccess-scotland.scot. Specific advice on dogs and an owners advice leaflet for dog walkers are also available.
Find out more about how the Scottish Outdoor Access Code applies to land managers.
The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 gives everyone a statutory right of access in Scotland.