Right to Roam

The first Right to Roam maps are published today. These detail where the public can walk in the UK. The maps will not include cultivated land, e.g. gardens, it will include 'open country' or 'common land'. Historically, some of these areas were kept out of bounds by landowners.

The first maps include the south east and the area around the peak district.

There is some 'excepted' land, which is not included, and people should be familiar with this if they use the maps. Also, the maps are not in and of themselves walking maps.

The maps are published by the Countryside Agency.