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« Reply #45 on: January 17, 2023, 08:53:28 am »

When I walked it, I was puzzled by a sign that said that the path might be closed from time to time. (I can't recall the exact wording.) A passer-by said that this was to facilitate safe shooting of game. A bit of a bummer for a walker having to find a diversion.

(Two years ago I was walking on a right-of-way near South Warnborough in North Hampshire and came across a temporary notice-board inviting people to ring a loud bell, which would alert people to pause their shooting of game; after several hundred yards then rang another bell to give the "all clear".)
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« Reply #46 on: January 17, 2023, 09:47:25 am »

When I walked it, I was puzzled by a sign that said that the path might be closed from time to time.

I suspect it might be a permissive path - not a public right of way, but a path the public are allowed to use.  My understanding is that such paths are closed from time to time (perhaps for one day a year) in order to prevent them actually becoming rights of way from being in continual use for 20 (or is it 40) years, to the detriment of future owners of the land over which they pass.

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« Reply #47 on: January 17, 2023, 01:13:57 pm »

Yup. Another permissive route is the 'Colliers Way' between Midford and Wellow south of Bath The agreement with the landowner is that it is closed for around ten separate days in winter, announced well in advance with notices on site so people can plan. Dates here:

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