NZ0314 : Stile to traditional path

taken 8 years ago, near to Boldron, County Durham, Great Britain

Stile to traditional path
Stile to traditional path
The photograph was taken from just off the mapped footpath (mainly because a new gap in the fence is easier than the stile), looking east on a route used by local residents and others for many years. Over the stile (left of the photo) the mapped footpath turns right up what used to be a good ski slope before two new fences were erected across it, and up to the A66. Another footpath comes down from the A66 into the next field along. For at least as long as I have lived here (19 years) people have simply walked straight on, through a gate in the next wall and rejoined the footpath beyond, without challenge. Very recently, a sign has appeared on each side of that gate saying "Private, no public right of way". Local walkers seem to be studiously ignoring this sign, still without being challenged. No doubt as soon as any challenge is actually issued, enough people will come forward to say that they have been walking the route without objection for the requisite number of years, so that the route will become a public footpath.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 16 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Saturday, 16 January, 2010
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 0363 1405 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:31.3038N 1:56.7259W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 0360 1405
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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