This is National Trust land to which the public has access on foot only – either by right (in the case of designated ‘Access Land’ under the Countryside (Rights of Way) Act 2000 (CRoW)) or by permission from the National Trust.
Rights over Access Land are limited by CRoW and may be further restricted or excluded due to particular land management reasons.
In general individuals can use Always Open land for:
- watching wildlife
Unless otherwise indicated individuals cannot use Always Open land for:
- horse riding
- taking animals other than dogs onto the land
- driving a vehicle (except mobility scooters)
- water sports
- flying drones.
Footpaths and bridleways may cross areas of Always Open land - the Always Open designation does not impact upon this access.
Data has been captured at approximately 1:50,000 scale and as such is not intended to show detailed ownership boundaries.
Areas shown as Always Open may contain areas of 'excepted land' such as buildings, gardens and cropped fields. Excepted land is still out of bounds to the public even if it appears within Always Open land.
For access arrangements for large groups and commercial activities please see our FAQs.
The names provided in the data are National Trust ones and do not necessarily reflect the commonly used names for the specific areas.