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(1)The local authority may appoint persons to act as rangers in relation to any land in respect of which access rights are exercisable.
(2)The purposes for which such rangers may be so appointed are—
(a)to advise and assist the owner of the land and other members of the public as to any matter relating to the exercise of access rights in respect of the land; and
(b)to perform such other duties in relation to the exercise of those rights in respect of that land as the local authority determine.
(3)A person appointed under this section as a ranger may, for the purpose of exercising any function conferred by or under subsection (2) above, enter any land in respect of which access rights are exercisable.
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