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Could your property be the target of one of the 50,000 miles of random ‘lost footpath’ claims by the Ramblers?Check your insurance cover!

Could your property be the target of one of the 50,000 miles of random ‘lost footpath’ claims by the Ramblers?Check your insurance cover!

The Ramblers are now gearing up to mount scatter gun claims on a 50,000 mile area of the UK. There are set to be many more victims among these random claims. People who are totally unaware that their property or garden will be targeted. People who think ‘it can’t happen to me’. My strong advice to everyone is check your insurance NOW! I am a 72 year old pensioner and I am the victim of a Public Right of Way…

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Our deep concerns about parts of the PROW system which affect our lives are merely “A Fly in the Ointment” according to an OSS campaigner………..

Our deep concerns about parts of the PROW system which affect our lives are merely “A Fly in the Ointment” according to an OSS campaigner………..

Kate Ashbrook, general secretary of the Open Spaces Society, vice-president and chair of the Ramblers expresses her own views in her personal blog. This was written in 2013, eight years ago and the same year as a claim was registered through my own garden. At that time, of course I knew nothing at all about PROW and how spurious claims could affect your life for an indefinite number of years. The comment is still there and I doubt Ms Ashbrook has changed…

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ANN’S MYROW DIARY W/C 15th March 2021

ANN’S MYROW DIARY W/C 15th March 2021

We have just moved into our lovely new house and so far everyone else’s ‘world’ in the village hasn’t collapsed, suffered a ‘dire accident waiting to happen, been flooded because we are using more water or had foundations of their houses irreparably damaged by numerous building work lorries. Just think, if it wasn’t for the BOAT modification order we wouldn’t have built a house and villagers would still have enjoyed a permissive footpath over the last eight years. Well, it’s…

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Campaign to claim strategic PROW is beginning to raise awareness of Ramblers ‘lost ways’ threat to ordinary house owners.

Campaign to claim strategic PROW is beginning to raise awareness of Ramblers ‘lost ways’ threat to ordinary house owners.

The woman claiming a right of way on Sarah Beeny’s Somerset property The claim is currently pending an investigation by the council A woman has claimed for a public footpath on Sarah Beeny’s Somerset property in an effort to raise awareness about ‘nightmare’ claims being made on private property. The claim for a public footpath on Mrs Beeny’s former dairy farm near Bruton has been made by campaigner Ann Scott, 72, of Norfolk and will be considered by Somerset County Council….

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Walking Backwards!!!Written nine years ago and the ‘system’ for dealing with PROW is WORSE Not better!

Walking Backwards!!!Written nine years ago and the ‘system’ for dealing with PROW is WORSE Not better!

This was common sense NINE YEARS AGO and STILL IS. THE CLA’S COMMON SENSE APPROACH TO ACCESS IN THE COUNTRYSIDE 2012 Why is the GOVERNMENT STILL IGNORING A MASSIVELY GROWING PROBLEM? https://www.cla.org.uk/sites/default/files/PDF%20Documents/Access15060212.pdf

2017 11th May……3+ years ago……

2017 11th May……3+ years ago……

For the attention of Thompson Parish Council In regard to your email of 17th May I would respectfully point out that there are several misconceptions contained within it. Firstly the ‘route’ was never on the definitive map and Norfolk County Council stated that no public right of way existed. It follows therefore that Thompson Parish Council were not ‘applying for re-instatement’. They were applying forthe addition of a footpath. This was rejected. Norfolk County Council did not ‘make a decision’…

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Group wants to raise awareness of claims being made on private property by Emma Gatten,Telegraph December 2020

Group wants to raise awareness of claims being made on private property by Emma Gatten,Telegraph December 2020

Anti-ramblers claim footpath on prime minister’s family home A group of homeowners have claimed a public footpath on the prime minister’s family estate in a bid to raise awareness of claims being made on private property.  A claim for a public footpath on the Nethercote estate on Exmoor, owned by Stanley Johnson, will be considered by Somerset County Council. Ann Scott, a Norfolk homeowner who brought the claim, said she wanted to raise awareness over the issue after a claim…

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“Justice denied” by Alan Bowers

“Justice denied” by Alan Bowers

‘Justice Denied’ by Alan Bowers is the new book now available from Amazon. It is the chronological story of one mans attempt to obtain Justice. It has cost him 30 years of his life, and in excess of £200,000. He is one of many who have suffered years of distress and financial burden in an attempt to protect their home and property from having “Public Rights of Way” imposed upon them. Remember that the Ramblers are currently attempting to claim…

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Momentum swings in favour of keeping PROW out of gardens!

Momentum swings in favour of keeping PROW out of gardens!

An Inspector confirms an order to divert a PROW out of a garden because it is intrusive and invades the privacy of the owner. This inspectors decision was challenged in court by the Open Spaces Society. Common sense triumphed and the decision was upheld.This decision is now very relevant in the current health crisis. The presence of walkers, riders and cyclists in the garden of a house or in a farmyard or other enclosed space exercising a public right of…

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The difference is in the definition of a Right of Way and a public highway……..

The difference is in the definition of a Right of Way and a public highway……..

Enclosure Acts were limited to the parish and therefore the parishioners who needed to use them to reach allotments of land defined in the Act. What has been ignored is the “customary” way – and that it is a “favour” in a limited section of the public, such as the parishioners, a “favour” is a privilege which can be relinquished simply by non-use….. being a “privilege” allowed to those who have a special relationship with the landowner [such as a…

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To lose one mile of footpath may be regarded as a misfortune. To lose 49,000 miles of footpaths looks like carelessness.😂

To lose one mile of footpath may be regarded as a misfortune. To lose 49,000 miles of footpaths looks like carelessness.😂

But that, according to the Ramblers, is the total length of footpaths missing from modern maps in England and Wales. Perhaps they haven’t worked out why so many roads and motorways are missing from Historic Maps.🤣