Posted by Caroline on July 06, 1997 at 23:00:30:
In reply to Rambler's Rights? posted by Ann on July 05, 1997 at 17:51:46
] Aren't there also some sort of rambler's rights? Allowing hikers to pass through certain private areas? If so, when would these have come about?
Ann, there are many very ancient trackways, footpaths, bridle paths and access routes that were in place before the land was privatised. Anyone may walk these paths, and a landowner is not allowed to cut the route off, refuse
to let people use them, or alter them in any way.This, I think is your "ramblers rights". But if the path crosses a field, or goes through a private wood, you must not deviate from the path itself, or you may be sued for trespass.
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