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Rights of Way/Footpaths

Please STAY ON THE FOOTPATHS and KEEP YOUR DOGS ON A LEAD AT ALL TIMES – most of them are on private land and you only have permission to be on the official paths.

Public Rights of Way are defined on a Definitive Map (last revised June 1994) available from Wiltshire County Council.

Mpa of the Rights of Way in Christian Malford
Mpa of the Rights of Way in Christian Malford

Landowners – The Guidance from the Government’s “Public rights of way: landowner responsibilities” states that:

Structures for Access

Where a stile or gate on a public right of way is your responsibility, you must maintain it so it is safe and reasonably easy to use.

You can claim 25% or sometimes more of the cost of any replacement work from the highway authority. Some authorities provide materials, or others may carry out the work themselves.

The Lead Parish Councillor for the Rights of Way is Ian Kirkpatrick