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A Shropshire Ride

A Shropshire Ride

A Shropshire Ride by Bob Milton For the first time the old fogey’s brigade decided to drive past the Cotswolds and onto Shropshire for our annual riding holiday. Our old friends Nick and his wife Charlotte had recently moved to the far reaches of England to the the area around The Longmynd in Shropshire so we thought we would try with their help that area. There seemed to be lots of riding routes which were published as part of the…

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The Future of BBT.

The Future of BBT.

  The voluntary sector in rights of way and access to the countryside has been active for over 100 years. Without the energy, drive, and far-sightedness of a core of volunteers, founded upon a much wider base of interest, there would have been no Rights of Way Act 1932, no National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949, no Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (Part 3), and probably no ‘right to roam’ in the Countryside and Rights of Way…

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Inclosure Interpretation

Inclosure Interpretation

Cast your mind back to the Dunlop case (1995, in the courts, and a good few years before that in process) and the arguments regarding the correct construction of the terminology used in the Glatton Inclosure Act and Award. Marvin Sanders, a resident of Sawtry, just up the road from Glatton, needs some assistance with the Sawtry Inclosure, which appears to be a close cousin to that of Glatton. If anyone out there is able to assist Marvin then please…

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Changing Perceptions

Changing Perceptions

The creeping ‘conversion’ of public bridleways into blacktopped high-speed cycle tracks in Newcastle upon Tyne shows no sign of being reversed. Actually, the route at issue this time is a restricted byway rather than a bridleway, and the Ordnance Survey has shown it as a RUPP, and then as an RB, from the start of rights of way depiction. Now, online ‘Explorer‘ OS mapping is showing the way, to the west of ‘Gosforth Golf Club’, and south to ‘Dentmires Bridge’, as…

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Disclaimer Disclaimed

Disclaimer Disclaimed

You know how the Ordnance Survey has a ‘disclaimer’ on its maps, negating what is shown as evidence of the status of public rights of way? Well, it is not quite that simple when you dig in to the issue. Catriona Cook has written a paper on this, which is now available via this website” click here.