North Lanarkshire Outdoor Access Forum (NLOAF)

Find out how you can become a member of the NLOAF

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The NLOAF was formed under the provisions of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003. It is a group of people who meet to discuss ways of improving and managing non-motorised public access in North Lanarkshire.

The group help the council and the public with matters of public access rights under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003, rights of way, and other areas including contributing to the further development and review of strategies and plans such as the North Lanarkshire Core Paths Plan and the council's access strategy.

Who can join?

Anybody can be a forum member. You don't need to be a legal genius or even be a member of an organisation. What you do need is a desire to become involved with access to the outdoors and be prepared to work with others to achieve a common purpose. Do you see the bigger picture and not just issues that affect you?


There are four groups on the forum that represent:

  • Land managers (groups or individuals)
  • Governing bodies and groups representing participants in outdoor access
  • Relevant public agencies
  • Local communities (groups or individuals)

If you would like to express an interest in the forum, please complete and return the word icon how can I get involved [168kb] form.


The forum shall meet twice per annum (one standard meeting and one AGM), with other correspondence taking place by email. Occasionally, we may have to call a special meeting to discuss issues relating to our main objectives.

Please use the 'contact us' box if you have any questions. For more information, see 'related articles', 'download' and 'other useful websites'.

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