The right of public access is fantastic, a unique opportunity and a prerequisite for being able to enjoy nature and practice the sports or outdoor life we love.
It is also something that each of us must nurture and respect.
The basic rule is to not disturb and not destroy.
Do you know what you can and cannot do in nature?
The right of public access means that those who move in forests and land are obliged to take their surroundings into account. To plant and animal life as well as to landowners and other people nearby.
Therefore, it is important that you find out what rights and obligations are included in the right of public access.
Below is information from the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency about what applies to different activities.
- Swimming, boat and ice
- Private road
- Dogs in nature
- Hunting and Fishing
- Organized outdoor life
- Orienteering and geocaching
- Pick flowers, berries and mushrooms
- Horse riding
- Protected areas
- Fences and signs
- Nature close to urban areas
- Hiking and skiing