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


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. A separate document (NFU Business Guide 402) deals with claims for rights of way over land based on historic documentary evidence, for which different considerations apply.
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.