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NPACA1949 S86 PDF Print E-mail

the National Parks & Access to the Countryside Act 1949  (c.97)

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86.   Information services to be provided by Agency Natural England

(1) It shall be the duty of the Agency Natural England to take such steps as appear to them expedient for securing that persons interested -
(a) will be informed of the situation and extent of, and means of access to, National Parks, other areas, being areas of outstanding natural beauty, and long-distance routes for which proposals under section fifty-one of this Act have been approved, and the accommodation and facilities available for persons wishing to visit National Parks and such other areas or persons wishing to use such routes;
(b) will be able to learn about the history, natural features, flora and fauna of National Parks and the objects of architectural archaeological or historical interest therein and the opportunities for recreation available therein,
and that suitable methods of publicity are used for the prevention of damage in National Parks and such other areas as aforesaid and otherwise for encouraging a proper standard of behaviour on the part of persons visiting National Parks and such other areas; and the said methods shall include the preparation and publication of a code of conduct for the guidance of persons visiting the countryside.

(2) Without prejudice to the provisions of the last foregoing subsection, the Agency Natural England may for the purposes thereof procure the production and sale to the public of books, guides and maps, the exhibition of posters and other advertisements, the giving of lectures and the provision and exhibition of cinematograph films.

(3) For the avoidance of doubt it is hereby declared that the steps mentioned in subsection (1) of this section include the making of contributions towards expenses incurred by other bodies of persons.




this section amended by ;
Countryside Act 1968 s.21
SI 1999/416 sched.1
Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 sched.11



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