Ranger Service Guide To Responsible Access In West Lothian

During these strange Coronavirus times our physical and mental health are both under enormous strain, so maintaining access to the outdoors is perhaps even more important now than it already was. Unsurprisingly, with so many of us choosing the outdoors as a place to exercise and de-stress, the pressures on our local paths and places have increased. Some of us are heading out into places we're not necessarily familiar with and others might not be confident about what their rights are for accessing paths or the wider countryside, so West Lothian Council Ranger Service have written this guide to introduce you to Scotland's access rights, and to help you get out and about with confidence. 

Introduction to your rights

Guidance for walkers/restricted mobility

Guidance for cyclists/mountain bikers

Guidance for horse-riders/horse encounters

Guidance for dog walkers/dog encounters