Commentary

199 Obstruction of rights of way

AGRICULTURE vol 2(2)
| Commentary

199 Obstruction of rights of way

| Commentary

199 Obstruction of rights of way

Members of the public using a footpath or bridleway may not object to obstructions which were there before the right of way came into existence, for example trees, stiles and gates. The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 has introduced provisions which extend the definition of an obstruction to include vegetation which endangers or obstructs the passage of horseriders1. Otherwise the obstruction of a right of way constitutes a public nuisance. If such a nuisance exists any member of the public wishing to exercise his right of passage is entitled to remove the

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