Tag: publicrightsofwayexplorer

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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Lockdown Activity Hero

Throughout August, Active Suffolk asked the public to nominate people within the local community who deserved recognition for their efforts in supporting, motivating and inspiring local people to be active during the coronavirus pandemic. They were overwhelmed with the response and received a wealth of heart warming stories from those across the county who have…

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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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What an exciting week

What a week I’ve had! Since lockdown set in my life has been pretty predictable and boring just walking the dogs, working full time and keeping the house in order. But this week I finally got out and about again and spiced up my weekly routine. I signed up to Alex Ward’s first photo walk,…

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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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30 Days Wild

This year I have been taking part in the Wildlife Trusts 30 Days Wild Challenge which has had me completing 30 Random Acts of Wildness to improve my well being, health and for the planet. I have joined 130765 other people in 30 Days Wild 2020 and it’s been great, check out my 30 Random…

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Dunwich Beach and Heath

The Dunwich Beach and Heath walk is a lovely walk along the coast and through Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB which explores National Trust and RSPB land. The route covers just over 9km and takes around 2 hours to walk, this can be varied depending on where you park, you can shorten the route by…

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Working from home tips

With coronavirus confining many of us to our homes to work this has changed the way many of us work. I have started a new job since lockdown began, I have moved away from being a Rights of Way Officer to now being an Access Field Officer, doesn’t sound like much change but there’s quite…

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