In Scotland essentially you have the right to walk anywhere outside on open ground. You also have a duty to behave responsibly.
You cannot take access in private gardens, within the curtilage of buildings, or in places where an entrance charge is made.
You do not have the right to walk through crops, but you do have the right to walk round the margins of fields that are being used for growing crops.
You should be guided by reasonable requests from land managers not to take access when, eg, tree felling is taking place or you might disturb nesting birds. Such requests should apply to specific areas and times and for short periods. Alternative routes may be suggested.
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. You might want to take a printed copy with you if you anticipate trouble. If there is a problem then this website will campaign to do whatever it can in its powers to help rectify it. Our right of access to the countryside is very precious, and the idea that anyone can buy up the land and keep people out is something I feel strongly about - as I am sure do most of us who use this forum.