Your access rights
Not only is Scotland a fantastic country for enjoying the outdoors, we also have world class legislation which provides for public access to most land and water.
These access rights apply widely to Scotland's countryside and include walking, cycling and other non-motorised activities.
Wherever you go, remember to take some simple steps to take care of the environment and respect the needs of other people working on the land or enjoying the outdoors. There are also some places where these rights do not apply, including houses and gardens and military bases and airfields.
Full details of these rights and responsibilities are provided in the Scottish Outdoor Access Code . Tips on how to camp or when to keep your dog on a lead are just some of the topics covered. The Code also provides specific guidance for Land Managers and Recreation Managers.
Read more about the Code as well as other important codes in the links provided.