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On these pages we aim to give you lots of information to help you get out and about - and if you are planning to visit us, lots of hints and tips to make your visit memorable!

 

SO, WHERE ARE WE?

 

For SatNav users that follow postcodes PO33 1UJ will place you in the centre of the village. If you prefer street names, Upper Green Road will provide the same result.

 

You can find the same location on OS Maps at grid SZ 627 890 GB Grid or at: 500 41' 52''N 10 06' 44''W

 

 

For travel by road or public transport and cycling information see the page links to the left

 

RIGHTS OF WAY

 

A Right of Way is not, strictly speaking, a path but is a right possessed by the public to pass along linear routes over land at all times. Although the land may be owned by a private individual, the public may still gain access across that land along a specific route. Rights of Way have 4 different classifications according to who has the right to use them:

 

Footpath: a right of way on foot only;

 

Bridleway: a right of way on foot, horseback and leading a horse, with the right for bicyclists providing they give way to other users. There may or may not be a right to drive stock along the bridleway;

Byway open to all traffic: rights of way that are used for the purposes that footpaths and bridleways are used, but on which there is a right of way for all traffic, including mechanically propelled vehicles that are road legal;

Restricted Byway: a new category created by the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 to replace Roads Used as Public Paths (RUPPs), allowing access for all traffic except mechanically propelled vehicles (typically trail bikes and 4x4s).
 
Click here for the legal Definitive Map, showing rights of way designations, an interactive version here, and for more information on rights of way generally (including their maintenance).

 

PROBLEM?

 

You can report a problem with a Right of Way, such as fallen trees, or dangerous conditions to IW Council Rights of Way Department, click here for email. For informal advice or support you may contact the Parish Council.

 

The Parish Council also keeps itself briefed on conditions, and reports problems it cannot resolve locally to the Rights of Way Department at IW Council.

 

The owners of land or property adjacent to rights of way, or land over which those rights exist, are asked to maintain hedgerows and other vegetation in such a way as to permit passage along paths and bridleways. The Parish Council does monitor conditions and will contact responsible persons if found necessary, seeking support from IW Council on those rare occasions where further action is required.

 

INFORMATION

 

PLEASE follow the Countryside Code - click the image to see the 2012 updated Code.

 

PROBLEMS FREQUENTLY OCCUR WITH INAPPROPRIATE USE OF RIGHTS OF WAY - PLEASE RESPECT THE COUNTRYSIDE AND ALLOW ALL USERS THEIR RIGHT TO SAFE AND ENJOYABLE PASSAGE:

 

Dog owners - please keep your animals under control, and keep a bag handy for the inevitable! (and take it home!)

 

Horse riders- please keep to the bridleways and byways, and not use footpaths;

 

4x4 drivers and motorbikers - please keep to the correct type of byway, and expect to come across horseriders and walkers.

 
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