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Stalker and family hillwalking with Heading for the Scottish Hills logo © Lorne Gill/SNHPicking chanterelles ©Lorne Gill/SNHRed Grouse resting in heather moorland ©Lorne Gill/SNH

Attention all hillwalkers - check where stag stalking is taking place on the Heading for the Scottish Hills pages

It's the perfect time of year to be on the lookout for fungi. The Scottish Wild Mushroom Code has great advice for anyone interested in identifying or foraging for mushrooms. 

Check what is happening in the Countryside in September here

Welcome to the Scottish Outdoor Access Code website

This is the place to find out more about everyone's access rights and responsibilities in Scotland’s outdoors. Access rights in Scotland apply to most land and inland water.

If you’re a member of the public wanting to enjoy some fresh air in a local park, or a dog walker, hill walker, mountain biker, horse rider or kayaker, there is information for you and much more.

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

Scottish Outdoor Access Code ebook

Use the EPUB icon to download the ebook from your phone, the MOBI icon for Kindle and the PDF icon if you're on a desktop computer or tablet.