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Ten Years Left To Find Our Way

Posted on 4th September, 2016

Open Spaces Society logoOn 1 January 2026—not ten years away—the official (definitive) maps will be closed against the addition of paths claimed on the basis of historic evidence. The process which path workers all over England and Wales have used since the first definitive maps appeared in the 1950s, and which has steadily extended our freedoms everywhere, will become a dead letter. The ancient legal maxim on which so many claimants have relied, ‘once a highway always a highway’, will be shattered. Unrecorded paths, even if they are still in use, could and often will be lost for ever.

The Open Spaces Society has been working for decades to prevent this looming disaster more information on how you can help via this link

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