Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000
Rights and Responsibilities
This Act, often referred to as the 'CROW'
Act, deals with changes to access to the
countryside. There are five parts to the Act:
Part 1 is concerned with
open access land -often referred to informally as 'the right to
Part 2 makes changes to the way in which rights
of way are recorded and to the maintenance and enforcement of
Public Rights of Way and their management and promotion. It
includes measures relating to:
Part 3 strengthens nature conservation measures
and wildlife protection.
Part 4 relates to Areas of Outstanding Natural
Part 5 provides for the setting up of Local Access Forums and draws together various
pieces of miscellaneous and supplementary material.