How to prevent new rights of way arising through long use in England


This business guide discusses what steps landowners can take to prevent such rights of way being acquired over their land, and what happens if an application is made to have the route added to the Definitive Map.
This document is intended to provide a general overview of the law in this area, and is not intended to be a substitute for independent legal advice. NFU members can obtain free initial legal and professional advice from NFU CallFirst on 0370 845 8458. This document also does not consider the position where an application is made to add a route to the Definitive Map on the basis of historic documentary evidence. That is considered in NFU Business Guide 402, which can be downloaded from the NFU website or ordered from NFU CallFirst.