The ‘Right to Roam’ is a beautiful thing.
Wanna wake up on the beach?
Half way up a mountain ready for sunrise?
Next to a Lighthouse or a Loch?
Snowboard down any mountain you fancy?
Scotland allows you to do all of these things.
In Scotland you have a right to roam across highland, lowland and inland water. You can also undertake pastimes such as horse riding, cycling, hiking, running, climbing and wild camping.
The deal breaker?
You have to act responsibly.
That’s it. Simple as. No strings attached. No small print. No hidden agendas.
By acting responsibly you’re agreeing to;
- Remove any waste
- Remove any traces of fires or BBQ’s
- Remove traces of tents and pitching
- Preserving and protecting wildlife
- Staying away from farmers’ fields and cattle
- Not stay in one place for more than 3 days
This seems pretty fair to me, but as campers, caravanners and vanners, we need to abide by these rules so we can continue to enjoy this great opportunity that Scotland allows, in the hope that we can raise our profile as a friendly, clean and respectful bunch so that we may one day enjoy these privileges in the UK.
If you would like any help or advice on the Scottish access code, please refer to:
One of my favourite pieces of media in regards to the Scottish Right to Roam is below, created by Patagonia – Enjoy!