The right of public access
The freedom to be out in the countryside is a freedom with responsibility. The right to roam freely in the countryside without requiring permission is a privilege not found in every country. The right of public access demands respect and care towards nature, animals, land-owners and other people out in the countryside.
You may walk, cycle, ride and skate as long as you do not harm
crops, forest plantations and other sensitive land. The Skåneleden
Trail is a walking trail, not a cycling or horse riding trail. The
Trail is based on agreements with landowners in relation to
walkers. Horse riding and cycling are therefore not recommended
along the Skåneleden Trail when it follows natural footpaths in the
Bear in mind that the Right of Public Access to the Countryside
is limited in national parks and nature reserves.
Remember this when you are out in the countryside:
• Do not walk, cycle or ride on private
• Respect animal and bird life.
• Close all gates when passing through pasture
• You must respect the privacy of the home and
you may not set foot on private plots.
• You may bathe anywhere except on private plots
or where it is forbidden by some public authority.
• Leave animals' lairs and young alone.
• Do not litter. Take your rubbish home with
• Do not light fires if there is the slightest
risk due to dry conditions.
Remember the golden rule: Do not disturb - do not