'Freedom to Roam' Rules Pt. 5

'Freedom to Roam' Rules Pt. 5

Hello and Welcome to 'Freedom to Roam' pt. 5, where I list all the Rules & Etiquette to follow to enjoy this amazing right to access the wilderness. Lets be real, with the freedom to roam public AND private lands, comes responsibilities on us as individuals to recreate responsibly to protect the wild life and nature. 

So to recap, in Sweden "The freedom to roam" is the principle, protected by the law, that gives all people the right to roam free in nature. It's an amazing right Swedes have, and anyone that visits the country. You can pick berries and mushrooms, kayak, or sleep on a mountain top... and many more things completely free of charge. The only thing you have to pay, is respect for nature and the animals living there.

Fun fact - Sweden's official Tourism Board actually partnered with AirBnB to turn the entire country into an AirBnB listing. 

Ok, on to the Rules...

I keep track of rules that apply when visiting a protected area
In protected areas such as a national park or a nature reserve, there are special provisions, which can mean that the right of public access is limited, but sometimes also extended.
Find out what applies!
Regulations are often posted on sign but here's a link to view all the Protect Area's in the U.S. This Story map by ESRI is pretty cool too!!!
Allemansrätten — Höörs kommun
I keep track of my dog
You can bring your dog on a hike, but between March 1 and August 20, you must have strict control over your dog and it is best to keep your dog leashed. Wildlife is most sensitive during spring and summer, and even the most peaceful little companion dog can cause great harm through its mere presence.
Even at other times of the year, you must keep your dog under such supervision so that they do not harm or disturb wildlife. Also, I encourage all dog owners to do research before bringing their dog to the wilderness and to be understanding when asked to leash their dog.. It's nothing personal, we're just looking out for mother earth. 

Stay tuned for pt. 6
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