Teignmouth & Dawlish Ramblers

Walking in South Devon

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Chris T can no longer lead his walk on 9th September but has kindly volunteered to bring it forward to 12th August.

As a reminder the details are:

Sun 12 August 2018 10:00 - 8 miles/12.9 km - Strenuous
Option 2 (Long Walk) - Beer South West Coast Path
Meet at 08:50: Higher Buckeridge Road for car sharing (depart within 10 minutes) (TQ14 8QP, SX936742)
Starts at 10:00: Old Beer Rd near Beer Hill, ample free parking. (EX12 2PX, SY234897)
SWCP, Seaton Hole, Beer, Branscombe Mouth, Berry Cliff and back. Steep Hills and Steps. Lunch on Branscombe beach. Toilets at Beer and Branscombe.
Info for car sharing: Distance to start 33 miles. Petrol contribution £4.50.

Lost Ways

This project is a joint attempt by Ramblers and the British Horse Society to save rights of way which might otherwise be lost forever.

Over the last century, as a result of our changing habits and lifestyles, many paths and tracks have fallen into disuse. Recognising that these routes were at risk of being lost, the Government has made repeated attempts to ensure that they were documented and formally recorded. In 1949, every county in England and Wales was required to maintain a Definitive Map showing all rights of way within the county. Progress towards full inclusion of all rights of way has been painfully slow and so finally, in 2000, the Countryside and Rights of Way Act - commonly referred to as the CROW Act - introduced a deadline with the aim of focussing attention on the issue. Any claim for a right of way on a path or track which was in existence prior to 1949 must now be made before 1st January 2026. If not, the right of the public to use that path may be lost forever.

Thus, with just 9 years remaining, effort is now being made to seek out and document these routes. Across the country, Ramblers and BHS groups are rushing to beat the deadline. With potentially thousands of routes to be found, there is much to do. For each route, evidence must be found to support a formal claim for the inclusion of the route on the definitive map.

A small team within Teignmouth & Dawlish Ramblers is participating in this effort. For more information, contact any of our members: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Richard Farr, David Allanach, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thursday, August 16, 2018