Permissive Footpaths

Over the last couple of years we have put in Permissive Footpaths over the two farms.  Below is a description of the permissive footpaths and permissive bridal ways and a map of each one.  A permissive footpath is put in in conjunction with Natural England and the Landowner and as such can be closed for a limited period of time throughout the year and when the agreement comes to an end, the public access will cease and no public rights of way will have been created for the future.  It is rather like a public footpath but on a temporary basis.

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LOWER HOUSE FARM, Canon Frome – Download Map A
These include a disabled access track at the bottom of one orchard.  This is to allow disability access from the farmyard out into the fields.  As you will see, the permissive footpaths (PF’s) are generally in the apple orchards and link up with existing public footpaths.  They also include access to a small coppice over a permissive footbridge.  These paths allow you to enjoy the countryside which we take time to look after.  It is important that users of all Permissive Footpaths keep to them as other areas of land are private.  It is also important that all dogs are kept on leads/to heel, as there are growing crops and hazards in the field, and that walkers clear up after their dogs – as dog mess doesn’t go with Cider!

GILBERT’S FARM, Little Marcle – Download Map B
This farm is just on the outskirts of Ledbury and links up with the Leadon Vale footpath system.  These paths allow access for both walkers and horse riders, providing them with a safe place to enjoy the countryside without encountering busy roads.  The woodland in the middle of the map is surrounded by permissive footpaths and a public inter-connecting corridor between fields, and is not itself a public access area as on-going coppicing work makes this a hazardous area and is therefore private. These paths allow you to enjoy the countryside which we take time to look after.  It is important that users of all Permissive Footpaths keep to them as other areas of land are private.  It is also important that all dogs are kept on leads/to heel, as there are growing crops and hazards away from the footpaths.