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E: ACCESS TO THE COUNTRYSIDE

1: GENERAL MATTERS CONCERNING ACCESS TO THE COUNTRYSIDE

179 Introduction

Increasing urbanisation of the population of the United Kingdom, coupled with other changes in society, such as the increasing variety and popularity of active leisure pursuits, has led almost inevitably to conflicts between those who own rural land and/or live and work in the countryside and those who wish to use the countryside for recreation.

The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 grants rights for the public to enjoy a right of access on foot for open air recreation over land that is designated as

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