Says Naomi Smith
It is all too possible to round a corner on horseback and come upon a group of cattle with no prior warning -this WILL result in a horse being badly spooked at best, bolting at worst -it is only a matter of time ........... read more
The Forestry Commission and Toll rides
"As the access is of ancient right, then horse riders etc may access at will "
Says Tony Barnett
Now that you have confirmed that the common land forestry is only acquired, then there will not be any conveyance documents for the lands utilised by the forestry.
Subject to that, any Land registry document will only give details of such, they will not therefore hold any other document than a copy of forestry's created registration as you hold.
This will not give or sanction any other than timber production, it does however give rights where theft and criminal damage to the product, however, the registration does not and cannot permit demanding of TOL or any other impediment by rangers where lawful access is of ancient route.
The other question on third party cover, as the access is of ancient right, then horse riders etc access at will and where accident may occurr, then their own private insurance will cover that,but, as forestry are making statements that those who refuse to pay Tol are not insured (false representation) but will be insured if they pay (false representation,see 2006 fraud act) is where legal at head office should intervene and put a stop to the unlawful practice.
In conclusion, if, horse riders are breaking any lawful demand, take out legal action.
Says Linda Wright
We moved to a Shropshire location a year ago having surveyed the local OS map and noted the significant number of bridleways around the property. Sadly the map appears a total fiction. Scarce any of the bridleways are usable ........... read more