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Stalker and family hillwalking with Heading for the Scottish Hills logo © Lorne Gill/SNHFisherman fly fishing from a boat, Carsie, Blairgowrie, Tayside © Lorne Gill/SNHDog walkers ©Lorne Gill/SNH

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

What activities are likely to be going on in the outdoors this month? Find out in the Countryside Calendar for August here

Taking the Lead is guidance to help farmers, crofters, land owners, access managers and others identify and implement effective mechanisms to encourage responsible dog walking and reduce the negative impacts of dog walking on wildlife, game, farming, crofting and others enjoying the outdoors. The publication contains lots of practical advice and case studies. Read more

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

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