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Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (2000 Chapter 37).

Type of law

The text of the present Act is divided into 4 Parts: Part I provides for access to the country side, and in particular for rights of public in relation to access land; Part II provides for public rights of way and road traffic; Part III makes provision with respect to sites of special scientific interest; Part IV makes provision with respect to wildlife; Part V provide for areas of outstanding natural beauty; Part VI make provision for matters of a miscellaneous character.
Long title of text
An Act to make new provision for public access to the countryside; to amend the law relating to public rights of way; to enable traffic regulation orders to be made for the purpose of conserving an area's natural beauty; to make provision with respect to the driving of mechanically propelled vehicles elsewhere than on roads; to amend the law relating to nature conservation and the protection of wildlife; to make further provision with respect to areas of outstanding natural beauty; and for connected purposes.
Date of text
Version of the Act up to date with all changes known to be in force on or before 30 August 2018.
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