Access Issues

Land access in Scotland, Wales, England and Ireland

The legal rights to enter land vary across Britain and Ireland.  Where there is no legal right, permission should be sought from the landowner before entering the land.  

Please note that unauthorised access to some Ministry of Defence land constitutes a criminal offence – see government guidance.

If you have an access issue, please contact RHSoc at

RHSoc cannot condone its members, or anyone else, entering land where permission has not been obtained, or where there is no legal right to do so.

Where there are known access issues, RHSoc may be willing, in limited circumstances, to engage with land-owners to try and negotiate access for its members under terms and conditions that the land-owner finds acceptable. 

Land access guidance:

For other countries, you are advised to conduct a web-search to ascertain the access laws for that country.