The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2004 gives a statutory right of responsible access to riders and carriage drivers to most land in Scotland in accordance with the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.
Responsibility to land managers:
Responsibility to the public:
Responsibility to the environment:
Do you want to know more about Responsible Riding and how to take your Right of Responsible Access in a responsible manner? BHS Scotland and Scottish Lands and Estates have produced this guidance: Riding and Managing Land Responsibly which is a good starting point.
Download it here today and keep yourself, your land managers and your fellow riders happy!
Do you know what the THREE MAIN things are that Riders and Land Mangers should all be doing? Take a look here and see if you are on the right side of the Code?!
Are you riding responsibly? Know the Code before you go . . .
Do you ride around Field Margins or on Headlands? Then you need to see this updated guidance on what is and isn't Responsible Access taking. Click here for the full document.
Further information on the Scottish Outdoor Access Code can be found:
General information on the Scottish Outdoor Access Code www.outdooraccess-scotland.com
Information regarding Riding on the beach
Responsible Commercial Equestrian Access in Scotland.
The BHS has released its latest guidance note on Responsible Commercial Equestrian Access.
This new guidance note on Responsible Commercial Equestrian Access builds upon guidelines set out in the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 and Scottish Outdoor Access Code (SOAC) to inform users on the key principles of responsible access and how access users and land managers should apply this.
Download the guidance note here
Equestrian access resources can be found on our Resources page.