Public Rights of Way

We are responsible for protecting public rights of way to keep them open and free from obstruction. We work closely with Scotways (the Scottish Rights of Way and Access Society) who promote outdoor public access - and we:

  • deal with enquiries and offering advice and information on rights of way and access matters
  • provide legal advice
  • keep records on known rights of way

What is a right of way? To become a right of way, a route has to meet certain legal conditions; in particular, it must have been used by the general public for at least 20 years and must link two public places (usually public roads) by a more or less defined line. If you would like to check if a route is a right of way, please contact us.


Outdoor Access
Tel: 01592 583239 Contact Outdoor Access online
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