CRoW Act 2000 - what is it?

Countryside Rights of Way Act, 2000 The Countryside Rights of Way Act 2000 marked the start of Open Access. It allowed huge swathes of previously no-go areas, to become Open Access, meaning that you can walk wherever you want on it. It was unimproved land that was made into Open Access - i.e. land that hadn't been farmed, or improved in any way. On the 1:25000 OS maps, it is shown with a "yellow wash" with a brownish boundary, so it is clear where Open Access is. However, this doesn't mean you can always get there. One of the good things about showing the Rights of Way on a map is that when there is a solid boundary such as a wall or fence, you can see where you can cross that boundary,


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