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Dams

Responsible behaviour by the public

The Access Code says:

Dams are generally regarded as structures and in these cases access rights do not apply. However, access across dams is accepted by many land managers and so you should be able to continue to take access across such dams. Follow any local guidance on safety precautions.

Responsible behaviour by land managers

The Access Code says:

Owners are encouraged to support access across dams if there are no specific safety issues. Take steps to advise people of any water discharges likely to cause a hazard.

Wherever possible, respond positively to any requests for information concerning water discharges to support the exercise of access rights.