Landholders have allegedly blocked or deterred public access to Scotland’s paths more than 1,000 times in recent years according to data logged by local authorities.
A wealthy Highland landowner trying to block access to a path called “historic and important” owns the land via an offshore tax haven firm, The Ferret can reveal.
The closure of one of Edinburgh’s most famous footpaths is to be reviewed following pressure from access and conservation groups.
The public could be banned forever from one of Edinburgh’s most historic and popular footpaths.
A Scottish walking charity has condemned Network Rail for closing more than 1,250 level crossings in Britain since 2009, obstructing access for walkers.
A walking charity and Highland Council are taking a wealthy landowner to court in a legal case to stop the closure of a “historic and important path” that locals say has existed for generations.
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Ramblers Scotland said North Chesthill Estate in Glenlyon, which is home to four Munros, has ”long been notorious amongst walkers.
Landowners have been urged to remove locked gates and a fence on paths at Loch Na Bo Estate, near Lhanbryde, by Moray Council and others. The Scottish Rights of Way and Access Society (ScotWays) and walking charity, Ramblers Scotland, said the estate had “ignored” its duty to ensure access rights.