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It is a duty of the highway authority to keep public rights of way free from obstruction by natural upgrowth [Highways Act 1980, Section 41].
Keeping side growth from encroaching on to a path is the responsibility of the landowner, although hedges may be trimmed back by us as part of the works associated with the seasonal cutting of paths.
Vegetation cutting of the natural seasonal upgrowth during the summer on our PRoW network is undertaken between April and October. We deliver this service through the following schemes:
Maintenance Teams have an established annual cutting programme, which allows for the most cost-effective programming of routine work. Visit our interactive map below to see whether the paths near you are on our schedule. These paths will be cut during June and July, if conditions permit.
Where cutting is requested on a path not contained in the programme an assessment will be made on site as to whether it should be added to future programmes or cut on an ad hoc basis. Please Tell us online.
Some paths are only cut outside of the bird nesting season. See our Winter cutting programme for details of which paths are cut during the Autumn and Winter.
See which parishes are cutting under a service level agreement or who is volunteering under the Parish Paths Partnership scheme here.
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