The CRoW Act provides for public access on foot to certain types of land, amends the law relating to public rights of way, increases measures for the management and protection for Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and strengthens wildlife enforcement legislation, and provides for better management of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Under Section 4 of the CRoW Act it states the following: It shall be the duty of the Countryside Council for Wales to prepare, in respect of Wales, maps which together show; (a) all registered common land, and (b) all open country. Countryside Council for Wales now forms part of Natural Resources Wales (NRW). This dataset contains all Common Land with a higher right of access (Urban Commons, Commons with Deeds for Access, 1899 Commons Act) for areas of Wales, and Elan Valley Estate. This dataset does not include Registered Common Land. Digitisation took place in 2014 for all Wales. When using this data for Open Access, it should be used in conjunction with Open Country, Registered Common Land  and Public Forests.

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Contains Natural Resources Wales information © Natural Resources Wales and Database Right. All rights Reserved. Contains Ordnance Survey Data. Ordnance Survey Licence number AC0000849444. Crown Copyright and Database Right.

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