Category: public rights of way

Signs

Signs on public rights of way have been around since before recorded history, long before routes became ‘Public Rights of Way’. Signs first indicated the way to guide pilgrimages and the way up mountains with cairns. Routes used to take farm workers to estates…

Law and advice for dogs

While many of our four legged friends may not be aware of the law around dogs we as owners should be up to speed about where they are and aren’t allowed and how they should be ‘controlled’. The term ‘close control’ can be very…

Common Issues

So here it is a whistle stop tour of common issues on public rights of way and how to resolve them. In many cases the way to report these issues is to report it to your Local Authority whether this is a County Council…

Doorstep Discoveries

Having to walk from the house and not being able to explore further a field has many of us finding all sorts of places within walking distance of our homes. Whilst I had been to Mickfield Meadow before from home and as part of…

COVID19 PRoW Closures?

With the current restrictions in place I’m certainly starting to feel the cabin fever setting in. I’ve been making the most of my local rights of way from the front door along with what feels the entire nation, routes that are usually deserted and…

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…

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…

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 day in the life of a PROW Officer

A low down of a usual week for me as a Public Rights of Way Officer. I don’t have a set structure to my week and that’s what I love about this job there’s such variety, each day can change and you never know…

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…