Open Access - Open Country

Natural Resources Wales

The CRoW Act provides for public access on foot to certain types of land, amends the law relating to public rights of way, increases measures for the management and protection for Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and strengthens wildlife enforcement legislation, whilst providing for better management of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Open Country 2014 is digitised to OS MasterMap. This data was part of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CroW Act). When using this data for Open Access, it should be used in conjunction with Registered Common Land, Other Statutory Access Land and Public Forests. Registered Common Land is a faithful copy of Local Authority commons.

Open Country was originally digitised to OS Landline using Phase 1 data between 2000 and 2001. Open Country then went through Positional Accuracy Improvement Programme (PAI) to fit the new OS MasterMap product. The 10 Year review of the Open Access project saw amendments applied through public consultation. This data is now managed and held by Natural Resources Wales.

Attribution statement

Contains Natural Resources Wales information © Natural Resources Wales and Database Right. All rights Reserved. Contains Ordnance Survey Data. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100019741. Crown Copyright and Database Right.


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Description Type Endpoint
Web Map Service (WMS) WMS http://lle.gov.wales/services/wms/nrw (inspire-nrw:NRW_OPEN_COUNTRY_2014)
Web Feature Service (WFS) WFS http://lle.gov.wales/services/wfs/nrw (inspire-nrw:NRW_OPEN_COUNTRY_2014)