Permissive Paths – possible end of public access


The Leicestershire Local Access Forum is alerting the public and Parish Councils to grant-aided walking and riding routes which may be withdrawn as Government funding for them comes to an end. The Forum is urging people to enjoy these opportunities while they can and encouraging parish councils to take an active interest in their future. If landowners see people using them responsibly they are more likely to keep them open.

There are over 65 of these time-limited extra paths or access areas in the county. Full details are on the web at: 

Landowners have created these permissive routes in exchange for public money via various agri-environment schemes, such as Higher Level Stewardship. On-going funding for access schemes has now ended. Some sites have already expired but others will last until various dates up to 2020. Most sites last only 10 years so are not on Ordnance Survey maps. Some are widely publicised but others are little known.

The Access Forum is suggesting that, where landowners have permissive access schemes which are due to end, local Parish Councils might talk with them about on-going informal access or even possibly enter into a permissive path agreement.

LFA say if you use one of the following paths please let us know.

Nearest Place   Name / Location Expires
Asfordby   Asfordby Farm (Welby Grange) 2018
Ashby de la Zouch   Wood Farm 2013
Barwell   Odd House Farm 2017
Bottesford   Castle View Farm 2019
Brentingby   Hall Farm 2020
Brooksby   Land near Brooksby Melton College 2019
Broughton Astley   Oak Lodge Farm (Site A) 2016
Buckminster   Buckminster (C) 2020
Burton Lazars   Chestnut Farm 2013
Burton on the Wolds   Prestwold Hall (D) 2019
Cold Overton   Land at Cold Overton (Stone House Farm) 2017
Cotes, Loughborough   Prestwold Hall (A + B + C) 2019
Countesthorpe   Countesthorpe Meadows 2013
Croxton Kerrial   Highfields Farm 2019
Frisby on the Wreake   Frisby Marsh 2012
Great Easton   Great Easton Pastures 2014
Great Easton   Manor Farm (Nr Caldecott) 2013
Great Easton   Rectory Farm 2012
Hallaton   Hallaton Motte and Bailey 2019
Hathem   Oakley Grange Farm 2019
Hathem   Oakley Grange Farm (Site 2) 2020
Hoton   Prestwold Hall (E); Prestwold Hall (F) 2019
Houghton on the Hill   Stoughton Estate (D); Stoughton Estate (E) 2020
Kibworth Beauchamp   Beauchamp Grange Farm 2017
Kibworth Harcourt   Paddocks Farm 2020
Launde   Launde Abbey (Hill Farm) 2019
Leicester   Aylestone Open Access 2019
Little Dalby, nr Somerby   Home Farm 2018
Little Stretton   Stoughton Estate (F); Stoughton Estate (G) 2020
Loddington   Hall Farm A; Hall Farm B 2020
Long Clawson   Break Hills (Hilltop Farm) 2019
Long Whatton   Manor Farm 2016
Lutterworth   Burbage Farms Site 2020
Marefield   Nr John O’Gaunt Covert (Sludge Hall Farm) 2014
Muston   Muston Meadows 2020
Nailstone   Park Farm 2012
Newtown Linford   Jelley Farms (A) 2019
Oadby   Stoughton Estate (A); Stoughton Estate (B); 2020
Owston   Manor Farm 2017
Ratcliffe Culey   Ratcliffe House Farm (site A) 2017
Saddington   Saddington Reservoir 2012
Saxelbye   Saxelbye to Saxelbye Wood 2020
Shangton   Washbrooks Farm 2010
Sheepy Magna   Ratcliffe House Farm (site B) 2017
Snarestone   Beanfield Farm 2017
Sproxton   Buckminster (B) 2020
Stonesby   Buckminster (A) 2020
Stoney Stanton   Highgate Lodge Farm 2017
Stoughton / Thumby   Stoughton Estate (C); 2020
Swinford   Cave House B 2012
Thuriaston   Greens Lodge 2019
Thuriaston   Hoefields Farm 2018
Thumby   Jelley Farms (B) 2019
Tilton On The Hill   Sludge Hall Farm 2014
Tur Langton   Tur Langton to Stonton Wyville (O’Sullivan Farms) 2019
Ullesthorpe   Lodge Farm 2017
UHesthorpe   Manor Farm 2012
Ullesthorpe   Oak Lodge Farm (Site B) 2016
Welham   Valley Farm 2012
Witherley   Witherley Mill 2012
Wymondham   Wymondham Paths (C) 2020

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