The CROW Act 2000 applies to England and Wales only. The Act:
- provides for public access on foot to areas of open land comprising mountain, moor, heath, down, and registered common land;
- amends the law relating to public rights of way;
- increases protection for Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and strengthens wildlife enforcement legislation; and provides for better management of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Further information on the Act can be found at: