Category: public rights of way

Access on the water

So you may have heard me bang on about access on dry land quite a lot as I’ve shown you how to protect your local routes in my series of blogs on Lost Ways. I’m also passionate about raising awareness of access on the water. I am a recreational paddle boarder and love exploring the…

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Section 31(6)

Are you a landowner wanting to protect your land? Are you a rambler wanting to protect your rambling routes? Either way you should be aware of Section 31(6) of the Highways Act 1980. The coronavirus saw the public flood into the countryside and not everyone was aware of the countryside code or how to access…

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Access to Nature

The mental health benefits of immersing ourselves in our natural environment via green spaces and the countryside are becoming increasingly understood by health care professionals giving us green prescriptions as well as the average person. These natural environments have a huge benefit to our psychological and emotional wellbeing, this has been highlighted throughout the last…

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National Walking Month

May is National Walking Month, it’s your chance to get active and enjoy a walk whether it’s some strolls in the park or tackling new terrain you can enjoy the month however you like. National Walking Month is the perfect time to revisit your favourite walks or to explore places you’ve never discovered before. So…

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Traffic Regulation Orders

Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) are legal documents that restrict or prohibit the use of the highway network, in line with The Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984. Local Authorities must exercise their traffic regulation powers to secure the safe passage of all traffic on Public Rights of Way, including walkers, horse riders, cyclists and motor and…

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Gaps, Gates and Stiles

Gaps, gates and stiles are something that come up in my line of work week in week out, they’re also one of the most common topics of questions I receive on social media so here’s a lowdown of how these structures work on Public Rights of Way in England. Gaps are preferred, then gates, then…

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Time is Ticking

Exactly 5 years from today, unrecorded rights of way that existed before 1949 will be extinguished. Time is ticking for us to get these unrecorded or under recorded routes correctly recorded on the definitive map. When we talk about these Lost Ways they aren’t all lost, many of these ways are in current use but…

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Access for All

Inclusion for all shouldn’t be exceptional it should be the norm! Now we all know that the outdoors can’t be accessible in all places for everyone, but there could be a lot more done to improve access in the countryside. Accessibility has a broad meaning as everyone has different abilities, one person’s visit to a…

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