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Forestry Act (Northern Ireland) 2010

Section 31 – Public right of access to, and byelaws for, forestry land

Section 31 bestows a statutory right for pedestrian access to all forestry land. This access will of course be limited in some instances, for example, where there are forestry operations, or environmental sensitivities. The section allows the Department to make byelaws to restrict access, and indeed, to regulate the reasonable use of forestry land by visitors.

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