This is the second Annual Monitoring Report on the effect of the public open access rights that came into effect in 2004 and 2005 under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CROW). These rights typically allow people to walk freely over areas of registered common land or open country (mountain, moor, heath or down).
The report shows that the vast majority of visitors were satisfied with their visit to access land.
This report summarises the second year of a three year monitoring programme. Once the programme is complete, detailed comparisons will be made with the findings from years one and three.