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Fences Alongside Paths

Brendon Common fence

If you require a new boundary running alongside a public right of way, please contact a Ranger so they can give advice specific to your circumstances. The path should remain easily useable by the public and so, as a rough guide, you should allow a width of at least two metres for footpaths and three metres for bridleways. The width required may vary depending on the circumstances and the legal records for the path so it is always best to check with us first.

If you require a temporary fence alongside a public right of way please make sure that a safe path of appropriate width is allowed. Please avoid using barbed wire and electric fencing where possible. If this is impractical then the width allowed for the path may need to be increased to ensure safe passage is available.