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Access issues can be a major problem for many rural landowners. The CLA's advisers can help members on topics including countryside access, coastal access, access points, public rights of way, mapping, liability, permissive access problems (including dogs and sheep worrying) and more.

Access Guidance Notes

08/02/2019
Are dogs allowed on public rights of way? Should they be on leads? The rules vary according to the type of access, so it not surprising that many...
08/02/2019
This guidance explains livestock owners' obligations and responsibilities when keeping animals on land over which there are public rights of way or...
27/02/2018
This Guidance Note explains the law relating to the rights of fracking companies to obtain access to land for carrying out surveys, including who is...
16/02/2018
In England coastal access may be extended, in certain circumstances, along estuaries.  This guidance note considers issues that may arise on...
16/02/2018
The legislation allows for access around the English coast to extend up an estuary in certain circumstances.  This guidance note considers factors...

National Access Advisers

Andrew Gillett
Chief Legal Adviser
Andrew studied law at Reading University and has been with the CLA as a solicitor since 2010 answering members legal queries and taking part in...
Roger Tetlow
Senior Legal Adviser
Roger qualified as a Solicitor in 1985 and spent the first nine years of his career working as a property lawyer in private practice in Wiltshire and...
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