Thwing & Octon Parish Council

 

 

The laws in England and Wales provide you with the right to walk, ride, cycle and drive in public rights of way in the countryside. Public rights of way include footpaths, byways and bridleways.

Footpaths
This public right of way is meant for pedestrians only. You are allowed to walk your dog as long as it is under your close control. When walking a dog, you must ensure that it keeps to the public footpath and does not trespass into nearby properties. Prams, pushchair or wheelchairs can also be used on a footpath.If you are walking a dog, you must make sure that it does not stray off legal lines of a public footpath as this may constitute an act of trespass. Also ensure that you clean up your dog mess, if your dog fouls up on a footpath
Bridleways
These are meant for walkers, horseriders and bycyclists. Bicyclists are expected to give way to walkers and horseriders.
Byways Open To All Traffic (BOAT)
These byways are normally marked "byways" and are open to motorists, bicyclists, horseriders, motorcyclists and pedestrians. As with public tarmac road networks, motorists must ensure that they are legally authorised to use BOATs (i.e. registered, taxed, insured and MoT’d).
Restricted Byways
Restricted Byways are created under the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006. They are open to the traffic mentioned above in BOATs, but exclude motor vehicles and motorcycles.
 
 
Report an issue with a blocked, overgrown or inaccessible footpath or right of way by logging onto the ERYC web site, and footpaths. or call 01482 393939 option 6 option 3
 
 
Country roads
 
Our local roads are frequented by walkers and cyclists.  Our grass verges within the village perimeters are now being maintained by ERYC and are cut on a roughly 3 weekly cycle.
 
The Parish Council is working hard to improve the parish, for the benefit of residents and visitors .  Please respect our verges, and refrain from leaving litter and dog poo. Please respect our verges and do not drive over them or park on them especially when they are soft and the ground is wet.
 
Octon Historic Walk  click link
 
Map of public footpaths