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Outdoor access and paths

Dumfries and Galloway offers lots of ways to access and enjoy the outdoors.

Local paths

A number of key public access routes known as core paths have been identified across the region. We have a duty to ensure that recognised core paths are in reasonable condition and signposted.

Rights of Way

Rights of Way play an important role in outdoor access throughout Scotland. The council has a duty to investigate alleged rights of way and to ensure that they are free from obstruction.

Be responsible

Everyone has the right to be on most land or inland water for recreation, education and moving from place to place, provided they act responsibly. The Scottish Outdoor Access Code provides guidance on exercising access rights in a responsible way.

Page last updated: 18/05/17