PUBLIC FOOTPATHS - STOWLANGTOFT
There are seven public footpaths that relate to the parish.
Definitive Map: Click link
Please remember to be considerate to neighbours and land owners and other persons using these public footpaths. Please keep dogs under control at all times.
|REF: A||Church View to Stow Lane. (A1088)||1.0|
|REF: B||Church View to Kiln Lane Bridge.||1/4|
|REF: C||St Georges Church to Norton Church.||2. 0|
|REF: D||Kiln Lane Duck Pond to Lime Kiln||1 3/4|
|REF: E||Water Tower to Langham||2 1/4|
|REF: F||Bull Bridge to Baileypool Bridge||1 3/4|
|REF: G||Bull Bridge to Beaumonts Hall (NB this footpath entrance starts on the boundary with Pakenahm Parish at Bull Bridge)||1 1/2|
Footpath Videos Access Links:
(The videos are all hosted by Vimeo and are in their “Unlisted” Domain - no adverts will appear or any charges be applicable)
|Ref: A Stowlangtoft Church View to Stow Lane||https://vimeo.com/788279762|
|Ref: B: Stowlangtoft Church to Kiln Lane Bridge||https://vimeo.com/788277992|
|Ref: C Stowlangtoft Church to Norton Church||https://vimeo.com/788450316|
|Ref: D Kiln Lane Duckpond to Stow Lane (A1088)||https://vimeo.com/788610649|
|Ref: E Water Tower to Langham village||https://vimeo.com/789052879|
|Ref: F Bull Bridge to Baileypool Bridge, Pakenham||https://vimeo.com/789058443|
|Ref: G Bull Bridge to Beaumont’s Hall||https://vimeo.com/788998110|
General: Video Access Links on Vimeo or YouTube (No charge for viewing but on YouTube adverts might be shown during the film.)
Public Footpaths - walking with dogs
Since dogs have been taken on highways from time immemorial they can be considered a ‘natural accompaniment', (a term used in a 19th century court case to describe things which might normally be taken by a walker), and that therefore dogs can be taken on public rights of way.
There’s no law which says that a dog must be kept on a lead when using a public right of way, but local authorities can make orders under section 27 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 to make it a requirement on specific paths.
Walkers with dogs should take particular care when crossing fields where animals are being grazed. Section 1 of the Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Act 1953 makes it an offence for a dog to be at large, ‘that is to say not on a lead or otherwise under close control’, in a field or enclosure containing sheep.
It’s also an offence for dogs to attack or chase livestock and farmers are allowed to shoot dogs that are worrying, or are about to worry, farm animals. This is set out in section 9 of the Animals Act 1971, which also states that the farmer isn’t liable to compensate the dog’s owner in such circumstances.
Mike Keeper (March 2023)