Tag: public rights of way legislation

Can I cycle on Footpaths?

*** Disclaimer – this blog by no means encourages trespass *** Firstly we need to define a footpath, these are routes that are away from the carriage way not footways which are paths for pedestrians on the sides of roads. Cycling is legally permitted on less than a quarter of Rights of Way within England…

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Bird Nesting Season

How many of you know what bird nesting season is, when it is and what it means? Worry not this blog will give you all the details you need to know. The bird nesting season runs from the 1st March to the 31st July each year according to Natural England.It is understood that there may…

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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 and villagers to church, this is where many of our routes…

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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 controversial and very hard to enforce as this is very much…

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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 or Unitary Authority they generally have an online reporting to to…

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