PROMOTIONA solicitors guide tocountryside ramblesWhen you step out to enjoy the great outdoors, the law isprobably the last thing on your mind!gricuture and rural basinessspecialist Derek Walsh, deastating for all concernedpariner at leading law firmCoffin Mew, offers guidanceyears and the resultsofa dogantack are back hedgcrowsandoverhangingtreesbut be aware that there is a generalDogs are permited on foorpaths as prohibition oncuttinghedgerows fromthey are a natural accompaniment'to March to August asthisis the main birdwalkers Tbere is, however,bo definitive breeding season Ifa hedge obstructs agaidance for commercial dog walkers right of way or is dangerous, there arederogations to allow it to be cut daringthis season Priorpermission is requiredCycling on a footpath is a criminal from the relevant government agencyand, inall cases, it is best to speak to theto keepyou on the right path.Hampshire has an extensive publicright of way network providing, amongstother things, access to the beautifulcountryside for the publicwith several dogs at one timeoffenceFour common myths about public Not necessarily, but that is not to landowner in the first instancerights of way dispelled:suggest that everyone should junp ontheir bicycles and take to the footpath Why are some people allowed to drieIt is an ofence to let your dog ojf the etworklead oe a pablic riglt of wayCaution is advised. There mayehicles owbe by-laws in place effectively making Many public rights of way run overWhilst no required, it is good peactice t an offence leading to a fine. Unless private land. Whilst the public areto keep close control of your dog. you have permission from the ownet, limited in their use by the extent ofespecially so il walkingon a cross-field it isalso likely to beacivil trespass and the public right of way, ocher partiespath which contains livestock, Cows the landowner is within their rightsto may have paivate righis than sit on topare very protective of their young andshoukd be avoided ifpossible.Ifyou areaskyou to leave.of those paublic rights, So, a landownermaygrantaneighbouar the right to drivewalking near cows, keep the dog on a Risasanoencefor a landoer overhis landeven ifthere isalsoapubliclead.Ifthe livestock approach, however todisrupt obstruct a public right ofway footpath present. That use of the wayrelease the dog immediately- there There are some limited exceptions to must not amount to an obstruction tohave been several fatal incidents inrecent years but in most cases the dogescapes once let loose.Sheep worryinghas also been on the increase in recent Landownersare responsible for cutting all that our countryside has to offer!note. Cross field waysmay be ploughedtoestablish a crop, but a landownerthenhas 14 days to re-instate the right of waythe general public.Whether you are walking your dogcyclingorhiking, enjoy the fresh air andCoffinMewNCELISTED

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PROMOTION A solicitors guide to countryside rambles When you step out to enjoy the great outdoors, the law is probably the last thing on your mind! gricuture and rural basiness specialist Derek Walsh, deastating for all concerned pariner at leading law firm Coffin Mew, offers guidance years and the resultsofa dogantack are back hedgcrowsandoverhangingtrees but be aware that there is a general Dogs are permited on foorpaths as prohibition oncuttinghedgerows from they are a natural accompaniment'to March to August asthisis the main bird walkers Tbere is, however,bo definitive breeding season Ifa hedge obstructs a gaidance for commercial dog walkers right of way or is dangerous, there are derogations to allow it to be cut daring this season Priorpermission is required Cycling on a footpath is a criminal from the relevant government agency and, inall cases, it is best to speak to the to keepyou on the right path. Hampshire has an extensive public right of way network providing, amongst other things, access to the beautiful countryside for the public with several dogs at one time offence Four common myths about public Not necessarily, but that is not to landowner in the first instance rights of way dispelled: suggest that everyone should junp on their bicycles and take to the footpath Why are some people allowed to drie It is an ofence to let your dog ojf the etwork lead oe a pablic riglt of way Caution is advised. There may ehicles ow be by-laws in place effectively making Many public rights of way run over Whilst no required, it is good peactice t an offence leading to a fine. Unless private land. Whilst the public are to keep close control of your dog. you have permission from the ownet, limited in their use by the extent of especially so il walkingon a cross-field it isalso likely to beacivil trespass and the public right of way, ocher parties path which contains livestock, Cows the landowner is within their rightsto may have paivate righis than sit on top are very protective of their young and shoukd be avoided ifpossible.Ifyou are askyou to leave. of those paublic rights, So, a landowner maygrantaneighbouar the right to drive walking near cows, keep the dog on a Risasanoencefor a landoer overhis landeven ifthere isalsoapublic lead.Ifthe livestock approach, however todisrupt obstruct a public right ofway footpath present. That use of the way release the dog immediately- there There are some limited exceptions to must not amount to an obstruction to have been several fatal incidents in recent years but in most cases the dog escapes once let loose.Sheep worrying has also been on the increase in recent Landownersare responsible for cutting all that our countryside has to offer! note. Cross field waysmay be ploughed toestablish a crop, but a landownerthen has 14 days to re-instate the right of way the general public. Whether you are walking your dog cyclingorhiking, enjoy the fresh air and CoffinMew NCE LISTED