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Managing recreation and access

Are you involved in recreation and access policy making, or do you have a direct role in managing access or recreation on land, freshwater or at sea? The management and practical information here should help you.

Waymarked routes sign, Muir of Dinnet NNR, Grampian Area._©Lorne Gill/SNH_For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.org.uk

Managing access and recreation

The advice and experience described here should save you time and money in facilitating enjoyment of the countryside.

Flowering heather (Calluna vulgaris and the Coire Ardair path, Creag Meagaidh NNR, East Highland Area. ©Lorne Gill/SNH For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.org.uk

Technical advice

From footpath construction to countryside furniture and signage, come and browse our technical advice.

Walker and cyclists on a footpath at Gartmorn Dam LNR.__©Lorne Gill/SNH__For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.org.uk

Access rights

New access rights now apply in Scotland. Take a walk outdoors to enjoy them.

Hill walking. ©Lorne Gill/SNH For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.org.uk

Access and recreation policy

Read our access and recreation policies and explore our research studies here.

Kitty Walker from the Forth and Tay disabled ramblers group and Mark Beaumont round the world cyclist at Loch Leven NNR, Tayside and Clackmannanshire Area. ©Lorne Gill/SNH For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image

Latest news

Find out what's new in recreation and access.

Atholl-D0077.jpg (People on a guided walk in a forest) kids, children (gateway) - People on a guided walk in a forest near Blair Atholl, Tayside and Clackmannanshire Area. ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk

Increasing participation

Explore our work on monitoring and increasing participation in enjoying the outdoors.

Tourists walking on a track across the machair, South Uist.  ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 458541 or www.snh.gov.uk

Contributing to a healthier Scotland

Working with the health sector to promote outdoor activity and contact with nature as a key resource for improving Scotland's health

A male Pinewood Hoverfly (Blera fallax). ©Lorne Gill/SNH For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.org.uk

Increasing people's awareness

Encouraging people to enjoy, understand and look after Scotland's nature and landscapes is key to its future.



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