Walking Access Act 2008

11 Consideration of priorities for walking access over private land

In considering its priorities for negotiating walking access over private land, the Commission must take into account the desirability of walking access—

(a)

over land on the coast where there is not already walking access over the foreshore or the land adjoining the foreshore on its landward side:

(b)

over land adjoining rivers or lakes where there is not already walking access over the land:

(c)

to parts of the coast, rivers, or lakes to which there is not already walking access:

(d)

being continuous over land adjoining the coast, rivers, or lakes (for example, by replacing walking access that has become obstructed by being submerged beneath a body of water):

(e)

to conservation areas (within the meaning of section 2(1) of the Conservation Act 1987):

(f)

to areas of scenic or recreational value:

(g)

to sports fish (within the meaning of section 2(1) of the Conservation Act 1987) and game (within the meaning of section 2(1) of the Wildlife Act 1953).