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Paths And Core Paths - North Lanarkshire Edit

Every local authority and National Park authority (access authorities) in Scotland is required to draw up a plan for a system of paths (core paths) sufficient for the purpose of giving the public reasonable access throughout their area. \r\n\r\nCore paths are paths, waterways or any other means of crossing land to facilitate, promote and manage the exercise of access rights under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003, and are identified as such in access authority core paths plan.\r\n\r\nThere are, intentionally, no set physical standards for core paths. This means that core paths can physically be anything from a faint line across a field to a fully constructed path, track or pavement. The National Access Forum, Scottish Natural Heritage and Scottish Government are encouraging information to be surveyed and made publicly available, in a nationally-standardised form, so that the public will know what physical type of route they can expect. Government guidance is making core paths the priority for rolling out this national standardised grading system information, which is set out at http://www.pathsforall.org.uk/pfa/creating-paths/path-grading-system.html

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License UK Open Government Licence
Category Food and Environment, Planning and Development, Transportation
Maintainer North Lanarkshire Council
Date Created Core path network
Date Updated 2016-05-24T14:26:52.929153
Original dataset link https://data.spatialhub.scot/dataset/paths_and_core_paths-nl

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