Essex Area Ramblers

At the heart of walking in Essex

What is Access Land & Countryside

Under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CROW), the public can walk freely on mapped areas of mountain, moor, heath, downland and registered common land without having to stick to paths.

People across England now have approximately 865,000 hectares of land across which they can walk, ramble, run, explore, climb and watch wildlife as they are given the freedom to access land without having to stay on paths.

Areas of access land and woodland are highlighted on Ordnance Survey Explorer Maps.