Public Access for Farmers and Land Managers
We can help to ensure that gates are well fitted, easy to use and properly signed to encourage all users to access paths appropriately.
Even though ploughing over public rights of way is sometimes necessary, the law is very specific on how this happens.
Livestock farming is a vital part of Exmoor's economy, careful management can improve public safety and reduce liability for farmers.
If you require a temporary fence alongside a public right of way please make sure that a safe path of appropriate width is allowed.
In many cases, some form of prior authorisation is required by law for changes to the surface of a public right of way.
Landowners are responsible for ensuring that trees alongside a public right of way do not constitute a hazard to users of the path.
If you are concerned about public access in relation to disease, please contact a Ranger to discuss how we may be able to help.
Remember, the law does not allow you to block a public right of way for land management reasons on an informal basis.
We are here to help
If you have any other questions or concerns about Public Rights of Way or the other work of the National Park Authority please get in touch with our Rangers, or contact our Main Office:
Exmoor National Park Authority
Exmoor House, Dulverton, Somerset, TA22 9HL
Tel: 01398 323665
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