Tag Archives: rights of way

County hits record number of ‘easy to use’ public rights of way

Somerset County Council now has nearly 90 per cent of its public rights of way network classed as ‘easy to use’ thanks to a great team effort, and just in time for the great British summer. During the COVID-19 pandemic there has been a big rise in the number of people using the county’s public […]

Respect our Rights of Way and keep your distance

Somerset’s public Rights of Way network remains open during the Coronavirus emergency. The County Council is asking everyone to follow the rules on social distancing and use their local routes rather than travelling out into the countryside unnecessarily. We are very fortunate here in Somerset that we have many beautiful places where we can get […]

Growing need for Adopt a Path volunteers

With seasonal growth now appearing on paths across Somerset, volunteers are invited to help protect and maintain the county’s public rights of way. Anyone can help get involved when they are out and about on their favourite Public Footpaths, Bridleways, Restricted Byways and Byways Open to All Traffic (BOATs). All you need to do is […]

Love the Outdoors? Then Adopt a Path

Love the outdoors? Then join Somerset County Council’s Adopt a Path scheme or become an England Coast Path Trail Watcher and help protect access to Somerset’s countryside. The Adopt a Path scheme is open to anyone whether they are walkers, horse riders or cyclists, and almost any public right of way can be adopted. Volunteers […]

Cliff fall temporarily closes England Coast Path

A section of the England Coast Path in Somerset has been temporarily closed following a landslip. During stormy weather over the festive period a section of cliff near Home Farm at St Audrie’s Bay fell away. Somerset County Council is working with landowners and in liaison with Natural England to agree a new route as […]

Could you join Somerset’s growing team of adopt-a-path volunteers?

A growing scheme to help look after Somerset’s 3,800 miles of public footpaths and bridleways is looking for more volunteers. Somerset County Council’s adopt-a-path scheme is open to anyone whether they are walkers, horse riders or cyclists, and any public right of way can be adopted. Volunteers are simply asked to use their chosen path […]

Love the great outdoors? Now you can adopt-a-path

People who regularly use rights of way in Somerset are invited to help keep routes open and accessible for all under a new adopt-a-path scheme. Somerset County Council’s rights of way team is interested in hearing from anyone willing to adopt a public footpath, bridleway, restricted byway or a Byway Open to All Traffic (BOAT). […]

Help improve Somerset’s Rights of Way network

Members of the public are needed to offer their views and suggestions on how to improve access to Somerset’s Rights of Way network. Somerset County Council is looking for new members to join the Somerset Local Access Forum from May 2015. Members of the forum all share an interest in Rights of Way but come […]

Have your say on Rights of Way

Somerset County Council is seeking views on a draft Improvement Plan that sets out how it will manage and improve public rights of way across Somerset. The County Council maintains over 6000km of footpaths and bridleways and byways, collectively known as Rights of Way. The Improvement Plan sets out how the Council will continue to […]