Walkers have been campaigning for decades for the opportunity to roam across wide-open spaces.
The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 gave people a new right to walk, responsibly and subject to some common sense restrictions, over areas of open countryside and registered common land in England and Wales.
The access rights give you the chance to explore more of our magnificent landscape.
Whenever you see the symbol on the right, it shows land that may be open for public access on foot (rights for other types of activities may also apply, such as riding a horse on an existing bridleway).
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