Over recent years the National Access Forum has produced several guidance documents, on a range of topics where more detailed advice was needed.
The guidance papers have generally been prepared by a special sub-group in each case, bringing together a range of relevant people and interests, and using dialogue, site visits and consensus-building to arrive at the detailed practical advice. The Forum has also provided input to other bodies' advisory publications, for instance with Scottish Natural Heritage or with the Moorland Forum.
The National Access Forum Guidance papers are:
- Guidance on Outdoor Events (2011)
- Managing informal camping under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 (updated June 2016)
- Guidance on lighting fires (updated May 2016)
- Guidance on access with dogs in protected areas to safeguard breeding birds. (Jan 2012)
- Guidance on commercial access to the outdoors in Scotland - local management (March 2014)
- Signs relating to access and locked gates - Summary messages on good practice (May 2012)
- Deer stalking and public access - Guidance on stalking communication (May 2016)
Other contributory guidance documents include -