Field of mown hay with raised-bog in the distance, Greenloaning, Strathallan, 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.nature.scot

Fields with crops

Responsible behaviour by the public

The Access Code says:

When exercising access rights in a field of crops, avoid damaging the crop by:

  • Using any paths or tracks
  • Using the margins of the field (if the margin is narrow or has been planted, avoid causing unnecessary damage by keeping close to the edge in single file)
  • Going along any unsown ground (providing this does not damage the crop)
  • Considering alternative routes on neighbouring ground.

Responsible behaviour by land managers

The Access Code says:

Leaving uncultivated margins can help people to exercise access rights responsibly and help to support wildlife so it makes sense, wherever possible, to do this.