Tag: public rights of way

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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Private, permissive, public?

How do you tell if a route is public, private or permissive? Are there signs? Are there barriers to stop you where you shouldn’t go? As we head into Lockdown 2.0 we should be making the most of getting outside and exploring our local routes again for our mental and physical well being. As we…

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Lost Ways

Could your local ramble, hack or cycle route be lost forever in the next 5 years? It's possible if it isn't recorded properly that it could be lost after the 1st January 2026.

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National Outdoor Expo

I’ve got some very exciting news this week, drum roll please…. I’ve been selected as an ambassador for the National Outdoor Expo in partnership with Ordnance Survey. As you all know I love the outdoors so this is a very exciting opportunity for me. The National Outdoor Expo is an event for all things and…

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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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