Annual maintenance of public rights of way

We undertake a planned programme of works to a number of public rights of way each year. This includes:

  • Cutting grass and low lying vegetation along the full length and up to 1 metre either side of the used area
  • Cutting back shrubs, brambles and other vegetation along the full length and up to 1 metre either side of the used area
  • Removing low branches from trees alongside the public right of way.

The first cut for 2020 was due to begin in early June and should usually be completed within 4 weeks, depending on the weather. A second cut will commence approximately 3 months later. However due to the outbreak of COVID-19, this may have a knock on effect on the start date, so works may commence later than indicated.

Please note that if there is a temporary order effecting a public right of way it won't be cut back for the duration of the order.

You can view a map of our public rights of way network - this includes footpaths and bridleways and the location of stiles and gates.

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