Where to start if you are faced with the claim of a Public Right of Way over your land or through your property.

Where to start if you are faced with the claim of a Public Right of Way over your land or through your property.

Contact http://www.myrow.co.uk and Intrusive Footpaths http://www.intrusivefootpaths.org.uk/help.html#

Research. Find out everything about your ‘path’ and it’s history.

Request copies of the Provisional, draft and final Definitive Map from your County Council. Pay reasonable fees for copies.

Request copies of evidence (from your County Council) submitted with any modification order.

Look at old maps. Many are available on https://maps.nls.uk/

Purchase The Blue Book. Available from Open Spaces Society,  Henley – on Thames.

Look at the Planning Inspectorate website.You will find advice on procedures and what is required and helpful booklets.  All ‘orders’ are published. See if you can find a similar one to your own.

Contact your local MP and local County Councillor.

Find out if there is a ‘specialist’ Rights of Way solicitor in your area. Make first enquiries.

Find out as much about Public Rights of Way as possible. Ask others who are going through or have experienced the same situation. Talk to other victims and get as much support as you can.

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