Young people admiring the view at Coves Community park and LNR, above Gourock  ©George Logan/SNH.  For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or

The Scottish Outdoor Access Code

Welcome to the Scottish Outdoor Access Code website

Scottish access rights apply to most land and inland water. Whether you’re enjoying the fresh air in a local park, walking the dog, hillwalking, mountain biking, horse riding or kayaking, this is the place to find out about your access rights and responsibilities.

Scotland’s outdoors is managed by a variety of people and organisations and many of them earn their living from the land. We all share a responsibility to respect each other’s activities and interests in the outdoors.

Scottish Outdoor Access Code ebook

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