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1. Overview

You have the right to access some land for walking or certain other leisure activities.

You can:

  • use public rights of way, eg roads, paths or tracks that run through towns, countryside or private property
  • use your right to roam to access open land including mountains, moors, and common land that’s registered, eg with local councils

You can only use private land with permission from the landowner.

Help protect the natural environment by following the countryside code.