[Talk-GB] Mapping a combined stile and gate?

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Mon Apr 22 15:19:57 UTC 2019

On Mon, 2019-04-22 at 15:34 +0100, Roger Calvert wrote:
>     The Lake District National Park instructions to footpath
> surveyors
>     recommends:
>     "Where there are two items of furniture for the same crossing
> (for
>     example, a gate and a stile alongside each other), then it is the
>     one highest up the hierarchy .. or the one definitely on the
>     definitive line, that is the most important." 
>     The gate is higher in their hierarchy than the stile, and thus
> would
>     normally be considered to be the one on the PROW where there is
>     doubt about the definitive line.
I would totally disagree with the above statement. At least assuming it
is a public footpath and would tend to map both as Jerry has

However if mapping a single object I would map the stile.
1. The gate may be open the day I survey, but could well be closed
depending on what livestock is in the fields.
2. A walker with mobility issues may find the stile a problem, if we
map the gate then finding the stile could be an issue.   If we map a
stile and the walker encounters a gate then its a bonus.
Fortunately we are rapidly getting rid of stiles, but its not unusual
to find this situation with a kissing gate next to a larger gate.
Phil (trigpoint)
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