[Talk-GB] Bridleway across field

Mark Lee mark.lee at droveend.com
Tue Dec 8 12:29:52 UTC 2020

I'm with you Phil but the locked gate is on a track parallel (50 yards
perhaps) to where the bridleway should be. They're both shown on the
definitive map so that's probably a legally blocked access. I would have
thought that the farmer would have preferred me using it though than for me
to exercise my legal right to traipse through their crops as per Martin's

I'd read back through previous discussions on here where the OSM path does
not follow the definitive map and was surprised to read that what you find
on the ground, in person, is what should be documented as opposed to what's
actually legal. I know of a few instances where the established path runs
around field boundaries or nearby tracks and OSM is at odds to the
definitive map.

I'll aim to head back out there and have a more concerted look when I can.


On Tue, 8 Dec 2020, 10:37 Philip Barnes, <phil at trigpoint.me.uk> wrote:

> Firstly, before worrying about mapping is to report the illegal
> obsruction,  i.e. the locked gate to the highway authority so that action
> can be taken to get the problem resolved.
> In my experience they like a photo of the problem.
> Phil (trigpoint)
> On Tuesday, 8 December 2020, Mark Lee via Talk-GB wrote:
> > Hello. I've just added a missing public bridleway (
> > https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/882278479) which is detailed on the
> > WIltshire Definitive Map. It runs across a field and doesn't appear to
> have
> > been in use recently, I couldn't see it on the ground in person and I
> can't
> > see it in any of the aerial images. It runs fairly close to a concrete
> > track, however, there is a locked gate across that track (which I've also
> > just now added). What's the OSM policy on legal ROWs that have no
> physical
> > evidence and no rerouting such as along a field boundary such as I've
> seen
> > in other cases on OSM.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Mark
> >
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