The right of public access

The right of public access
April 26, 2016 lmg

Countries with free access to nature are few.  But the countries in Scandinavia are some of them. We call it ”the right of public access”which means you got access to the nature without asking the freeholder for permission. We are used to it, even if it feels exotic in many ways.

What does the right of public access means?

The expression ”the right of public access” was founded in Sweden after World War 2, when an outdoor inquiry wanted to introduce nature for the urban civilization, by making it easier to visit. After introducing the rights, they made it possible for us to go for a walk in the woods, lying on lawns or climbing trees.  And the access to camp in the wild, like we have written about before, is also easier with the right of public access. It is a unique opportunity for us to be a part of the fantastic nature by making it an access for anyone to use. The rules are few and based on common sense ­ – you cannot disturb the freeholder or devastate the plantation. You have got your own responsibility for taking care and being aware of the freeholders who own it.