Walks, cycleways and riding routes
Midlothian Access Forum
The Forum was formally established as one of the Council's duties under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003. The Forum comprises of representives of key stakeholders including walkers, cyclists, horse-riders, landowners, farmers and disabled interests.
The functions of the Forum are to:
- advise the local authority or any other person on access rights
- offer assistance with disputes
- offer assistance on the drawing up of a plan of Core Paths
It is also an opportunity to bring together people from different interest groups to share information, discuss and understand different points of view and advise the Council on issues related to outdoor access.
The Forum meets three times each year and holds an open meeting once each year.