Open access land - areas of mountain, moor, heath, down land and
registered common land (mapped under the Countryside and Rights of
Way Act 2000) open to people to walk, run, explore, climb and watch
wildlife, without having to stay on paths.
Public Rights of Way are the subject of new plans in Wales known
as Rights of Way Improvement Plans (ROWIPs).
Sometimes special circumstances might restrict you from visiting
land you could otherwise explore. Learn how and why...
Restrictions are used to balance the needs of walkers and
farmers, ultimately to help ensure the safety of the public and the
continuing enjoyment of the countryside for all. There are two
major types of restriction ...
Tracking Fire Severity
Under exceptional weather conditions it is vital to be attentive
to possible hazards. A fire severity index has therefore been
set-up to forcast fire severity in Wales...