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Using Public Footpaths – Some General Guidance

In and around Great Torrington we are very fortunate to have some wonderful areas of countryside for us all to enjoy. To ensure these areas can be appreciated by everyone, we have been asked by Devon County Council to remind folk of the following points.

  • Landowners should not crop public footpaths
  • Dog owners should pick up after their animals and keep them under control at all times
  • Households with hedges alongside public footpaths need to be aware of vegetation growth reducing the width of paths, especially at this time when we are being encouraged to socially distance ourselves
  • If you believe there to be a problem with a public right of way please report the issue to your Town or Parish Council
  • Devon Funding News is a useful source of information for communities looking for funding. Find out more here:
  • Please ensure care is taken when walking or running through a field of cattle, good advice on how to behave can be found online and on platforms such as YouTube.