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        The Access to the Countryside (Northern Ireland) Order 1983 (No. 1895 (N.I. 18))
        Introductory Text
        Main body
        PART I INTRODUCTORY
        1. Title and commencement
        2. Interpretation
        PART II PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY AND PUBLIC PATHS, ETC.
        Public rights of way
        3. Protection and maintenance
        4. Signposting
        5. Duty to maintain stiles, etc.
        6. Power to authorise erection of stiles, etc., in interests of agriculture or forestry
        7. Right to plough
        8. Temporary diversion on account of ploughing
        9. Pasturing of bulls
        10. Notices deterring use of public right of way
        Public paths
        11. Creation by agreement
        12. Compulsory powers for creation
        13. Making up and maintenance
        14. Closure
        15. Diversion
        16. Closure or diversion by Department
        17. Compensation
        18. Supplementary provisions as to creation, closure and diversion
        19. Temporary closure or diversion
        20. Cycling
        Long distance routes
        21. Proposals for long distance routes
        22. Approval, implementation and variation of proposals
        23. Ferries for purposes of long distance routes
        24. Accommodation, meals and refreshment
        PART III ACCESS TO OPEN COUNTRY
        25. Provision for public access to open country
        26. Rights of public where access agreement or order is in force
        27. Consultation by district councils on access requirements
        28. Access agreements
        29. Access orders
        30. Provisions as to land used for agricultural purposes, etc.
        31. Effect of access agreement or order on rights and liabilities of persons interested in land
        32. Provisions for securing safe and sufficient access
        33. Power of district councils to enforce access
        34. Suspension of public access to avoid risk of fire
        35. Compensation for access orders
        36. Compensation to be assessed with regard to effect of first five years of access
        37. Claims for compensation and interest
        38. Payments on account in special circumstances
        39. Acquisition by district councils of land for public access
        40. Acquistion by Department of land for public access
        41. Maps of land subject to public access
        42. Provision as to danger areas
        43. Boundary notices
        PART IV SUPPLEMENTARY
        44. Protection for interests in the countryside
        45. Parking places
        46. Bye-laws
        47. Default powers of Department as to bye-laws
        48. Rangers
        49. Supplementary provisions as to compensation
        50. Financial assistance by Department
        51. Financial assistance by district councils
        52. Amendment of Occupiers' Liability Act (Northern Ireland) 1957
        53. Crown land
        54. Local inquiries
        55. Regulations and orders
        56. Registration of matters in Statutory Charges Register
        Schedules
        SCHEDULE 1 ACCESS ORDERS AND PUBLIC PATH ORDERS
        SCHEDULE 2 GENERAL RESTRICTIONS ON ACCESS TO OPEN COUNTRY UNDER PART III
        SCHEDULE 3 EXCEPTED LAND
        SCHEDULE 4 PROVISIONS AS TO THE CALCULATION FOR FIXING CONSIDERATION IN RESPECT OF THE MAKING OF ACCESS AGREEMENTS
        SCHEDULE 5 MATTERS REQUIRED TO BE REGISTERED IN STATUTORY CHARGES REGISTER

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