The owner of land1 cannot at common law create a general public right of access2, although he may permit access on licence3 and may grant a right of access as an easement for the benefit of definable premises4. By statute, he may enter into agreements5 or dedicate land as access land6, giving what is sometimes referred to as a 'right to roam'7. A tenant for life under the Settled Land Act 1925 is empowered for the general benefit of the residents on the settled land to cause any part of the land to be appropriated and laid out for
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