End of an Era

This week marks the end of an era for me as a Public Rights of Way Officer for a Local Highway Authority. I began my job as a fresh graduate back in January 2018 and have learnt a great deal in the last 2 and a bit years, I have loved this role and will…

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Bathing in Borrowdale

As I grew up in the Lake District I spent many summer days taking a dip in tarns, rivers and lakes to cool off on hot summer days. I love how invigorating wild swimming is, a completely different experience to a warm swimming pool. I must admit I do like a wet suit when it’s…

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Chainsaw Envy

This week I have been kept busy with inspecting and clearing the aftermath of the last few weeks storms. Whenever we get strong winds there is plenty for me to do at work as I have to check that none of the fallen trees are dangerous and then find the landowners responsible for the trees…

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Happy new boot day!

I love a new boot day! I finally treated myself to a new pair of boots this week. I did my research and finally committed my spend on a pair of Women’s Grisport Glide High Rise Hiking Boots (they do men’s and unisex boots as well). I spend a lot of time in walking boots…

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Whatever the weather

A fair weather worker/walker/rider is something I certainly am not, although this winter has definitely thrown its worst at us when it comes to wind and rain. The winter weather we have been experiencing since September time has really made my day job as a Rights of Way Officer hard work with routes flooding and…

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Horsing around

As some of you may know I am a keen equestrian and I can’t imagine any better way to explore the Rights of Way network than on horse back. I grew up in the Lake District and rode many friends horses and ponies through the stunning scenery, I was very lucky to volunteer and work…

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Ploughing and Cropping

Ploughing and cropping issues take up a major part of my day to day work, the public report routes to the council that are either overgrown with crops or have had their surface disturbed, I then go out to inspect them. Once they have been inspected I then contact the landowner to get the issue…

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Rights and Responsibilities

Public Rights:The public have varying rights depending on the status of the right of way, the public have the right to pass and repass along a public right of way which can include: admiring the view, taking a photograph or resting as long as you do not stray from the line of the Right of…

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