Open Access Code
Everyone can enjoy Scotland's outdoor access rights. In summary, some of the main features of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 are:
Everyone has the statutory right of access.
Access rights apply to all land and inland waters, unless excluded (as below).
Access rights are for outdoor recreation, for crossing land and water, and for some educational and commercial purposes.
Exercising access rights, and managing access land, must be done responsibly.
Which activities are excluded from access rights?
Access rights don't extend to:
Being on or crossing land for the purpose of doing anything which is an offence, such as theft, breach of the peace, nuisance, poaching, allowing a dog to worry livestock, dropping litter, polluting water or disturbing certain wild birds, animals and plants
Hunting, shooting, fishing
Any form of motorised recreation or passage (except by people with a disability using a vehicle or vessel adapted for their use)
Anyone responsible for a dog which is not under proper control, or
Anyone taking away anything from the land for a commercial purpose.
Corstorphine Hill is a designated Nature Reserve and a Regionally Important Geological and Geomorphologic Site.
We hope you will enjoy the hill and the panoramic views, make full use of the paths and green spaces, look out for wild life - there are foxes, badgers, grey squirrels and many other rodents - over eighty species of bird visit the hill in the course of year with forty species being resident at any one time.
We also would ask you to leave the hill as you found it for others to enjoy as you have done. Please do not light fires, dig up and remove plants, undertake any act which disturbs wildlife, ride bicycles in a fashion which would cause erosion or prevents other user of the hill from enjoying the amenity, nor build any form of structure.
Likewise please pick up your dog's poo and take away the bag; remove any food wrappings or bottles you may have brought.
There are litter bins at most entrances to the hill and where there are none we would ask you to take any litter to the nearest one or back home.