| Commentary

224 General

| Commentary

13: DE FACTO OR TOLERATED PUBLIC ACCESS

224 General

A number of government departments, public or privatised bodies and utility companies and the Crown as well as some private landowners tolerate the use by members of the public acting reasonably of areas of land for recreational purposes. This is usually called de facto public access. It does not of itself give rise to any enforceable public right of access, although unrestricted use of paths, roads and tracks may create new public rights of way.

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