I have an acre site in the country with road frontage and established woods which I am contemplating opening up to unsupervised public access without charge. The initial plan is to provide seating areas for picnics and a play area for kids. The site has a gravel access road linking the main road to an open space which could be used to provide limited on site parking. There are a number of issues I need to get a handle on and would appreciate some feedback: Public liability - I have read this Citizen Information article, in particular the section outlining the Occupiers' Liability Act. It would suggest that there will be no need for me to get public liability insurance. Is this correct? Planning permission - the site was granted outline planning permission for a house some years ago but there are no plans to follow through with this. The gravel access road referred to earlier was put in at the time permission was sought but was not approved/signed-off for use as far as I know. Will the provision of on site parking require planning permission insofar as access to the main road is concerned? Right of use - by opening up the site to public access am I creating a right of use I may regret in the future? Is there anything else I have not mentioned that I ought to consider?