Definitive Map Review


The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 requires the County Council to keep the Definitive Map of public rights of way under continuous review and to make modifications where it appears that routes should be added, amended, regraded or deleted. A review is currently being undertaken in the Parish of Hemyock.

Your views and any relevant evidence are sought on the following suggestions for modifying the Definitive Map for Hemyock:

Suggestion 1: Claimed addition of a public bridleway from the minor county road near Toogood’s Cottage, Culm Davy at GR (ST 1241,1524) along the stone track to Little Thatch at GR (ST 1190, 1570) and then north west to Blackdown Common GR (ST1154, 1569). The route continues south westerly along a track on Blackdown Common to join with Bridleway No.34, Culmstock at GR (ST 1122, 1560)

Suggestion 2: Claimed addition of a public bridleway from the minor county road near Burlehayes Cottage Culm Davy at GR (ST 1181, 1503) and follows a track north westerly through woodland to southern edge of fields at GR (ST 1145,1525). The route passes across the field to Blackdown Common at GR (ST 1143, 1557)

Maps showing existing public rights of way and suggestions to modify the Definitive Map are available for inspection:

  • At Mid Devon District Council Office Phoenix House, Phoenix Lane Tiverton (during office hours).
  • At the Public Rights of Way Section, Devon County Council, Lucombe House, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter EX2 4QW (during office hours). Telephone: 01392 382833
  • By clicking here (JPG file,560KB)

If you have any evidence for or against the suggestions made, or any additional suggestions concerning alterations or additions to the Definitive Map for Hemyock parish, please send your evidence/comments by 23rd September 2011 to:

Emily Spurway,
Public Rights of Way,
Devon County Council,
Lucombe House,
Topsham Road,
Exeter EX2 4QW

Telephone 01392 382833; Email