´On Thursday 24th April at 11.00 am, representatives from the Ramblers Association (RA), Vixen Tor Action Group (VTAG) and the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) will hand in four Rights of Way Claims to Devon County Council Public Rights of Way Department requesting that public Rights of Way be granted to Vixen Tor´ at ´Devon County Council Offices, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter. Thursday 24th April from 11.00 – 11.30 am.´ These rights of way claims will be supported by boxes of evidence, including written statements from members of the public asserting that four footpaths leading to the Tor were regularly and well used before access was barred by a local landowner in 2003. Historically, Vixen Tor and the surrounding land have been popular with local people, walkers and climbers for generations before closure. Since then, the current landowner has refused a grant from the National Park Authority to voluntarily allow access and has continued to block public access by surrounding the Tor with barbed wire and erecting ?keep out? signs. However, the Ramblers? Association and British Mountaineering Council have worked with local people to collect a substantial body of evidence spanning some 60 years. This shows how Vixen Tor has always been a popular walking and tourist destination and that the public have used the same footpaths for that time and so they should be added to the Definitive Map of Public paths, thus opening up Vixen Tor for all to enjoy.´Keep up-to-date on all the access issues surrounding this important destination at ? Vixen Tor For AllThe BMC ? Access InfoPress Release Submittted by The Ramblers Association
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