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National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949 (c. 97)E+W

12(1)Section 51 of the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949 (general provisions as to long-distance routes) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In subsection (2)(a), for the words from “any public path” to the end there is substituted “ any highway along which the route passes and which is a public path, a restricted byway or a way shown in a definitive map and statement as a restricted byway or byway open to all traffic; ”.

(3)In subsection (5), for the words from “existing public paths” to “route passes” there is substituted “ existing highways falling within paragraph (a) of that subsection ”.

(4)After that subsection there is inserted—

(6)In this section—

  • definitive map and statement” has the same meaning as in Part III of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981; and

  • restricted byway” has the same meaning as in Part II of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000.

13(1)Section 57 of that Act (penalty for displaying on footpaths notices deterring public use) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In subsection (1), for “road used as a public path” there is substituted “ restricted byway ”.

(3)In subsection (3), for “or road used as a public path” there is substituted “ restricted byway or byway open to all traffic ”.

(4)After that subsection there is inserted—

(4)In this section—

  • byway open to all traffic” has the same meaning as in Part III of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981;

  • restricted byway” has the same meaning as in Part II of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000.

Countryside Act 1968 (c. 41)E+W

14In section 41(11) of the Countryside Act 1968 (power to make byelaws and related provision about wardens)—E+W

(a)for “road used as a public path” there is substituted “ restricted byway ”, and

(b)after “27(6) of the Act of 1949” there is inserted “ and section 48(4) of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 ”.

Highways Act 1980 (c. 66)E+W

15In section 116 of the 1980 Act (power of magistrates’ court to authorise stopping up or diversion of highway) in subsection (4), for “or bridleway” there is substituted “ , bridleway or restricted byway ”.E+W

16In section 329 of the 1980 Act (interpretation)—E+W

(a)in subsection (1) after the definition of “reconstruction” there is inserted—

restricted byway” has the same meaning as in Part II of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000;,

(b)in subsection (2) for “either “bridleway” or “footpath”” there is substituted “bridleway”, “footpath” or “restricted byway” .

Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (c. 33)E+W

17In section 61 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (power to remove trespassers on land), in paragraph (b)(i) of the definition of “land” in subsection (9) for the words from “it falls” to “public path)” there is substituted “ it is a footpath, bridleway or byway open to all traffic within the meaning of Part III of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, is a restricted byway within the meaning of Part II of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 ”.E+W

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