Commentary

215 Forestry Commission land

AGRICULTURE vol 2(2)
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215 Forestry Commission land

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8: NON-STATUTORY CONVENTIONAL ACCESS ARRANGEMENTS

215 Forestry Commission land

There is a tradition (though there are no formal rights) of the public enjoying de facto access to land held by the Forestry Commission. The Commission is the largest landowner in the United Kingdom and was established to ensure that an adequate supply of timber would be available for national needs. The Commission’s willingness to permit public access dates back to at least 1935 when its first forest park was established. More recently it has established numerous woodland parks which are managed with recreational use specifically in mind. Many of its

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