Leave No Trace Ireland

Leave No Trace is an outdoor ethics programme designed to promote and inspire responsible outdoor recreation through education, research and partnerships.

This is the place to find out more about everyone's access rights and responsibilities in Ireland’s outdoors. Leave No Trace Ireland applies to most public lands, coastal and inland water.

If you’re a member of the public wanting to enjoy some fresh air in a local park, or a dog walker, hill walker, mountain biker, horse rider or kayaker, there is information for you and much more.

Ireland’s outdoors is managed by a variety of people and organisations and many of them earn their living from the land. It is all of our responsibilities to respect each other’s activities and interests in the outdoors.

This member driven organisation teaches people of all ages how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly, and is the most widely accepted outdoor ethics programme in Ireland. Through relevant and targeted education, research and outreach, Leave No Trace Ireland ensures the long-term health of our natural world. In its simplest form, Leave No Trace Ireland is about making good decisions to protect the world around you - the world we all enjoy. Do your part to pass our nation’s heritage of outdoor recreation to future generations by joining Leave No Trace Ireland.


Leave No Trace Ireland inspires responsible use of the outdoors through memberships, research and education. It teaches people how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly.


As the leading educator of outdoor ethics in Ireland, Leave No Trace Ireland will grow a nation of outdoor advocates to put the Leave No Trace Ireland principles into action.

As of 2019, Leave No Trace Ireland are proud members of the Irish Environmental Network (IEN).