The issue of public roads as depicted on current OS maps is
interesting. The Definitive Maps for Devon are held by the PRoW unit
in the Environment Directorate and only show (in Devon at least)
BOATs, bridleways and footpaths whereas there is a huge network of
unsealed UCRs (which very definitely have public vehicular rights)in
Devon which are only available to check currently in the Chief
Executive's Directorate on paper maps in the "Land Charges" unit.
The very latest Explorer and Landranger maps now show these roads at
almost 100% accuracy. The Landranger's magenta-dotted ORPAs have
shown up these unsealed UCRs in places that hardened (non Devon CC)
RoW researchers would never have found without weeks of meticulously
checking through the hundreds of paper maps in Land Charges. Well
done OS and DCC!
What is the position in other Counties ref these unsealed UCRs
(or "Green Lanes")?
(Very new to RoW research and OS mapping)
--- In ordnancemaps@y..., "Yolande Hodson" <y.hodson@v...> wrote:
> Also, bear in mind that the information derived from the Definitive
Map of Public Rights of Way and printed on OS maps is supplied by
county councils. OS has no authority to alter this information in any
way. Rights of Way data are often out of date on OS maps and recourse
MUST be had to the maps held and constantly updated by the county
> Yo Hodson