Day 3 of the introduction to Rights of Way Law and Practice course but available independently.

17 May 2017
Knuston Hall, Northants
09.00 to 16.30

The importance of policies and protocols, cost recovery and effective action are a crucial part of using the law to assert public rights within budget.

Are your policies and practices really working?   Bring your enforcement process up to date and start making the law work for you.  Achieve results for less, including recovery of costs for taking enforcement action.

Highly recommended by previous participants, one described the course as excellent in putting over the point that good enforcement really can work for you and reduce costs significantly.  Change your whole approach and surprise yourself with the improvement in your service following the practical examples, valuable handouts and legal advice.

Main topics

  • Asserting and protecting the public right
  • Maintenance duties and powers
  • Enforcement duties and powers
  • Doing the best job you can with no resources

Learning Outcomes

  • Clear understanding of the primary duties and powers
  • Awareness of the consequences of unlawful action
  • Knowledge of good practice
  • Appreciation of the complexity of the law and avoiding poor practice


Introduction for recent starters and as a refresher, or for anyone taking on enforcement as a new area of work.

The course is designed for Rights of Way Officers, legal officers or solicitors, rangers or maintenance staff, and managers with overall responsibility.


Mike Taylor has been involved in Countryside Management and Public Rights of Way for more than twenty years, currently as Rights of Way Manager for Cheshire East Council.


Knuston Hall
NN29 7EU

Knuston Hall is an adult education centre in central England. Set in attractive grounds, it has a bar, television rooms and en suite bedrooms with tea/coffee making facilities.

The Hall is off the A45, thirty minutes from the A1 or M1, and four miles from Wellingborough rail station, which is less than an hour from London St Pancras on the East Midlands main line. Buses and taxis are available from the station but pre-ordering is recommended.

Bed and breakfast the previous night may be available if enough demand and can be added to your course cost. Please enquire when you book.


All prices ex VAT

Members £245
Non-members £340

B&B may be available the night before the course at £50 + VAT if there is enough demand