A summary of the information you should know about RoW as a farmer or landowner

Public Rights of Way- A Guide for Landowners and Farmers image

Shropshire has over 5,500km of Public Rights of Way. Shropshire Council works closely with both landowners and local communities to keep these routes open.

A Guide for Landowners and Farmers has been produced to provide straight forward information about some of the most common issues and queries relating to Public Rights of Way and the legislation that governs them.

Whilst primarily written to inform farmers and landowners of their responsibilities, the guide should be beneficial to everyone who enjoys getting out in the countryside.

More detailed Public Guidance Notes (PGN) are available on the key subject areas.

The guide covers:

  • Public Rights of Way
  • Barbed Wire
  • Bulls and Dangerous Animals
  • Cross Compliance
  • Dangerous Land adjoining a Public Right of Way
  • Definitive Map
  • Dogs
  • Electric Fences
  • Encroachment
  • Fencing Public Rights of Way
  • Liability
  • Misleading Signs and Notices
  • Obstructions
  • Ploughing and Cropping
  • Stiles and Gates
  • Surface
  • Widths of Public Rights of Way