Outdoor Access

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Scotland’s outdoors provides great opportunities for recreation and education, with the added benefits of enjoyment, health and well-being.

The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 ensures everyone has access rights to most of Scotland’s outdoors, providing they behave responsibly and respectfully.

The Scottish Outdoor Access Code provides a practical guide to these responsibilities.

The Code is based on three key principles:

  • Respect the interests of other people – always act with courtesy, consideration and awareness.
  • Care for the environment – look after the places you visit and leave the land as you find it.
  • Take responsibility for your own actions – act safely and with care at all times.

To find out more, please visit the Scottish Outdoor Access Code website.

Useful links


Links to  Fife Coast and Countryside Trust Leaflets

We have created a suite of downloadable leaflets including information on motorhomes, wild camping and winter walking.