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Equestrian Access in Scotland: Horse riding, carriage driving and managing land responsibly

A collaborative document by the British Horse Society Scotland, Scottish Rural Property & Business Association and Scottish Natural Heritage looking at equestrian access and the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. 11 pages.

Person riding horse along grassy field margin

Detailed guidance about equestrian access on different types of land use

A collaboration between Scottish Land and Estates, the British Horse Society Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage, this guidance discusses horses on different types of land including fields of cereal crops and stubble fields, fields of fruit and vegetables and conservation areas. 4 pages.

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Integrating Access Case Study - Bailliefurth Farm

This case study addresses access issues common to many livestock farms by use of simple but effective signs and creation of an alternative path avoiding the steading.

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Cattle and public access in Scotland - Advice for farmers, landowners and other livestock keepers

This sheet describes the major hazards to members of the public associated with keeping cattle, including bulls (uncastrated bovine animals of 10 months or over) and newly calved cows, where the public have access to land in Scotland. It suggests reasonably practicable ways of controlling those hazards for walkers. Land managers should also consider risks to other users of public access routes, such as horse riders and cyclists.

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Creating a path network - A guide to local action

This booklet by Paths for all provides information and guidance that they hope will encourage more local action for paths. 35 pages.

Still from TV advert showing mountain biker and horse rider meeting at traffic lights

TV advert 2

TV Advert 2 shows the following scenarios:

  • Family and geese
  • Mountain biker and horse rider
  • Youths with wall and gate
  • Dog walker and sheep
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Scottish Outdoor Access Code - Part 2 Access rights

Scottish Outdoor Access Code - Part 2 Access rights

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Scottish Outdoor Access Code - Part 5 Practical guide

Scottish Outdoor Access Code - Part 5 Practical guide.

Commercial access to the outdoors in Scotland - Guidance on local management

Commercial access to the outdoors in Scotland - Guidance on local management

A wide range of commercial outdoor activities take place under Scottish access rights. Find out more about how to manage these activities in this guidance note which also includes case studies and sources of further information.

Equestrian Access Fact Sheets

Equestrian Access Fact Sheets

This set of fact sheets has been produced by the British Horse Society in association with Scottish Natural Heritage and the Paths for All Partnership. They complement the summary Information Sheet contained in the Lowland Path Construction Guide and provide details on principles, path construction, surfacing, gates, bridges, water crossings and road crossings when providing for equestrian use.

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