Footpaths & Rights of Way
There are lots of footpaths around Bomere Heath for everyone to enjoy and more so during the 2020 Covid Lock down. Sadly, the parish no longer has wardens that are readily available to keep an eye on the state of them or their accessibility. We do however, have 2 volunteer Parish Councillors who are responsible for the paths on our patch and will happily pass any comments on to the Shropshire Outdoor Partnership on our behalf.
Parish Path Partnership – Bomere Heath and district Parish
The Parish Path Partnership used to consist of volunteers working in conjunction with Shropshire Council ensuring that the public footpaths and bridleways in our parish are kept clear of overgrown hedges, branches and undergrowth, repairing stiles, gates and footbridges and replacing fingerposts and waymark signs.
Work was ongoing and constant and any feedback or queries are welcome from users of the footpaths and bridleways as well as from landowners. If we can't answer your query we will find the answer and get back to you. If you find any blocked paths, broken styles, missing waymark signs or any other problems please let us know.
If you are not sure of the route of a footpath then you can refer to the OS maps below or use the contact details below and any of us will be glad to help. We want to maintain a good working relationship with landowners many of whom are positive and co-operative about our work so it is to everyone's benefit that that relationship is protected
Please download a PDF Map from the link above by logging on to Shropshire Great Outdoors
Further information on countryside access and public rights of way can be found at:
OS Maps for Bomere Heath & District Parish and surrounding area:
Landranger 1:50000, sheet 127
Explorer 1:25000, sheet 241"
We also ask that you follow the Countryside code, to enjoy your walk but also to help the landowner preserve and protect the verges, wildlife flora and fauna. The Countryside Code Leaflet (publishing.service.gov.uk) Respect, Protect and Enjoy.
DOGS on Public Rights of way through FARMLAND
Please note, dogs are allowed on public rights of way as they are regarded as a ‘usual accompaniment’ on a public right of way. Whilst the legislation does not require that dogs are kept on leads it does require that they are kept under ‘close control’. The Countryside Code produced by Natural England provides further advice about keeping dogs under effective control as well as general advice and guidance when accessing the countryside. A dog is not entitled to roam away from the path and if this does occur then the owner of the dog could be guilty of committing trespass against the landowner. The Council does have some signage available to request that dogs are kept on leads.
Please also be a responsible owner and collect any dog mess up, not only to protect the shoes of other walkers, but to protect the crops or animals that may use the fields or paths after you. It is an offence to be an irresponsible owner.