363. The statutory scheme.

3.     Access to the Countryside

(1)     Statutory Rights of Access

(i)     Introduction to Statutory Access

363.     The statutory scheme.

The National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949 provides for public access to the open country1 by agreement or order2.

The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 further provides a statutory right of access for open-air recreation to mountain, moor, heath, down and registered common land3.

The Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 provides for the establishment of a long distance route4 along the coast, and in