In relation to the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949, 'open country' means any area appearing to the local planning authority1 with which an access agreement2 is made or to the authority by which an access order3 is made or by which the area is acquired, as the case may be, to consist wholly or predominantly of mountain, moor, heath, down, cliff or foreshore, including any bank, barrier, dune, beach, flat or other land adjacent to the foreshore4. For these purposes, 'open country' includes, if in the countryside, woodlands5, any river6 or canal7, any expanse of
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