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Electric fencing removed from blocked public footpath

Little Berkhamstead footpath 14 after electric fencing removed
Little Berkhamstead footpath 14 after electric fencing removed
Officers from Hertfordshire County Council's Rights of Way (ROW) team have intervened after a footpath in Epping Green was blocked with electrified fencing.

Two weeks ago Hertfordshire Walker notified the council that what appeared to be an unofficial diversion had been set up along Little Berkhamstead footpath 14. Officers from the council say they visited the site and spoke to the landowner who agreed to move the fence off the path.

We walked the route today, Monday 28 June, and the public right of way is now clear.

The fencing has been moved alongside the public right of way
The fencing has been moved alongside the public right of way
However the signs warning of guard dogs are still attached to the gates at either side of the section, although there was no evidence of guard dogs when we walked the route.

Two gates along the public footpath still have guard dog warning signs
The gates at the southern end warning of guard dogs

The guard dog warning sign at the gate at the northern end of the footpath
The guard dog warning sign at the gate at the northern end of the footpath
If you come across a blocked path or any issue with a right of way, please submit a report on the council's website and post a comment on this site's rights of way closure page so that others are made aware.

Rights of way are footpaths, bridleways and byways which have public access. They are protected by law and it's important we all ensure that they remain accessible.


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