Country park activities

Cycling

The country park offers a great setting for a variety of outdoor pursuits including walking, cycling and horse riding. Opportunities for non-motorised watersports, including angling, will be looked at in the future. The country park is also a great location for wildlife watching. 

Responsible access

The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 gives everyone access rights for walking, cycling, horse riding and all other forms of non-motorised access, to most land and inland water. These rights only apply if they are exercised responsibly by respecting people’s privacy, safety and livelihoods, and Scotland’s environment. 

Responsible access is particularly important within the country park as much of it remains as working farmland in private ownership, so everyone visiting it has an important duty to act responsibly. The Land Reform Act also requires land managers to recognise access rights and to manage their land and water responsibly in relation to these rights.

Access rights and responsibilities are explained fully in the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. The country park website also contains a summary of the main responsibilities of people exercising their access rights.

Although the Land Reform Act establishes a right of responsible access to most land, generally people prefer to use paths. As the country park develops a network of paths is being established.