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Organic cows and calves at Whitmuir Organic farm near Peebles. ©Lorne Gill/SNHStalker and family hillwalking with Heading for the Scottish Hills logo © Lorne Gill/SNHPicking chanterelles ©Lorne Gill/SNHField of bales with Autumnal trees © Lorne Gill/SNH

Autumn calving is under way in some beef herds. Find out how to keep yourself and your dog safe if you come across fields with young cattle. Listen to the radio advert and find out more on on the dog walking page

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

It's the perfect time of year to be on the lookout for fungi. Anyone interested in identifying or foraging for mushrooms, you can get great advice from the Scottish Wild Mushroom Code

Find out what is happening in the countryside this October

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

Use the EPUB icon to download the ebook from your phone, the MOBI icon for Kindle and the PDF icon if you're on a desktop computer or tablet.