Tag: publicrightsofwayexplorer

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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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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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 I never meet a soul are now rammed with walkers from…

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Lockdown Rambles

“In every walk within nature one receives far more than he seeks” John Muir With covid-19 having the country in lockdown many of us are getting out to explore the rights of way network from our doorsteps. I’m extremely lucky to live in a rural village with a wealth of routes from my front door.…

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Lost Ways

Why are we going to loose our ways? Is my favourite route going to be lost? Basically any route not legally recorded on the definitive map by the 1st January 2026 will be lost forever. After this date set out in the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 historic claims will not longer be…

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