Devon Countryside Access Forum

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The Devon Countryside Access Forum is a statutory body set up by the County Council under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000. The role of the Forum is to improve public access to land for the purposes of open-air recreation and enjoyment. The Devon countryside is famous for its varied and beautiful landscape and the Forum will be helping to ensure that opportunities for access and exploration are fully considered.

The Forum is a voluntary body with fifteen members, appointed following advertising, to represent land managers and owners, users of land and those with other interests. The Forum will advise the local authority and other bodies on access issues and will also consider wider strategic issues such as the Rights of Way Improvement Plan.

This site will enable you to view agendas and minutes of the Forum, find out about members, membership and explore links to other relevant sites.

Members of the public are very welcome to attend Forum meetings and any questions for consideration by the Forum may be submitted at least three days before a meeting. Public participation at the meeting is at the discretion of the Chair.

The DCAF is holding a sub-group meeting on Tuesday, 10 November at Great Moor House, Exeter. The only agenda item is the implementation of coastal access (the England Coast Path) under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 and to discuss the Forum’s role as a key advisory stakeholder. Natural England has started the statutory process for the Kingswear to Lyme Regis stretch of coastline. For more information see

Contact Us

The Secretary
Devon Countryside Access Forum,
Lucombe House
County Hall
Topsham Road