Derbyshire Project 2026 - Introduction and Help
The CROW Act
2000 contains legislation which extinguishes all historic Rights of Way
that are not recorded on the definitive map by 2026. It established a Discovery
Lost Ways (DLW) project that failed dismally and was abandoned because of
the enormity of the task.
The 2026 cut
off date was specifically asked for by the landowner organisations (CLA,
NFU etc) to ensure that all rights of way are correctly recorded by the
2026 date. This date and landowner wishes were retained by the Stakeholder
Working Group on Unrecorded Public Rights of Way which produced the "Stepping
Forward" report to Natural England in 2010. The cut-of date was retained
despite the failure of the DLW project.
The Aim of
our volunteer led project is to meet the wishes of the landowners and the
terms of the associated legislation in ensuring that all meaningful Unrecorded
Rights of Way as far as possible have been researched, and necessary steps
taken to ensure any associated rights are not unnecessarily extinguished
at that date.
To become involved
is organised based on an Interactive Map of identified Unrecorded Routes.
We will welcome information from walkers to add routes that are either ridden
or walked. This is a joint project between the BHS, and the Ramblers.
On the web
map, select you place of interest via the Search Box, or zoom manually to
your place of interest.
Record (for a path):
A link is also
provided to a Virtual Library of accumulated maps and other documents for your
of this will vary form county to county
HOW CAN YOU
The level of
anyone's involvement is purely dependent upon your available time and abilities.
Please do contribute
as much or as little as you wish. The list below will give you some guidance
all your findings on the Research Record Page for each path - This is
Further Help and Guidance is available on the Project Map pages.
Please let us know of any technical issues you encounter,
us at anytime for further help and advice or if you think the form or guidance