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 Natural Resources Wales (formerly Countryside Council for Wales) to prepare, in respect of Wales, maps which together show; (a) all registered common land, and (b) all open country. It is a redacted version of the 'Common Land (CROW Act) Fully Attributed Dataset', see separate metadata entry for details. Digitisation took place in 2014 for all
Wales. This dataset does not include Urban Commons, Commons with Deeds for Access, 1899 Commons Act, Provisional Order Confirmation or Village Greens. When using this data to understand the extent of Open Access , it should be used in conjunction with Open land, Open Country, Registered Common Land, Other Statutory Access Land and Other Dedicated Land from the same years. Contact your local authority for access to and information about Registers of Common Land.