What are Permissive
These are not public rights of way but routes which can be used by the public with the permission of the landowner.
Can I stop for a picnic or to
photograph the view when I am on a public
You can stop for a while to admire the view or take the photograph. Providing that you do not cause an obstruction you may stop for a rest, eat a simple picnic or make a sketch.
Are public rights of way closed at
No, a public right of way, like any other highway, is available for the public to use at any time of day or night and on every day of the year.
Can I ride a horse, or a bike on a
No, not without the prior consent of the landowner, otherwise you would be committing trespass against the landowner, or occupier concerned.
Can I take a pram, pushchair or
wheelchair on a right of way?
Yes, if it is practicable as they are considered a ‘usual accompaniment’ of a person on foot.
Can I take a dog on a public right of
Yes you can, but the dog must not run off the definitive line of the path, and it must be kept under close control.