[Tagging] Merging tagging scheme on wiki pages of Hiking, route=hiking, route=foot and Walking routes

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Tue Aug 20 14:35:23 UTC 2019

sent from a phone

> On 20. Aug 2019, at 12:48, Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Other
> countries may do it differently, but here public footpaths are marked and even local walking
> clubs don't use routes which are not public footpaths unless the landowner has given
> explicit permission (in which case they will eventually become official public footpaths by
> dint of usage and marked as such).

for example in Germany all footpaths and meadows and fields etc. are legally accessible, regardless of ownership, unless they are fenced off (and provided you don’t damage the crops). Fences are quite rare and typically only used for pastures or places where someone lives.

From what I have learnt through OpenStreetMap and discussions about other countries like the US (trespassing), the UK, the situation in Italy, it seems this is rather an exception than the standard though.

Cheers Martin 

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