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 representatives 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 3 times each year and holds an open meeting once each year and minutes can be downloaded:

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62a Polton Street
EH19 3YD

0131 663 1103 (tel)

0131 654 2797 (fax)