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Rhiw Goch Boulders

 rossislegend 15 Jul 2020

Arrived at the crag just now to see that the access gate is chained shut and locked - not heard anything and didn't see anyone about who I could ask about the situation.

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In reply to rossislegend:

Rhiw Goch boulders lie on land mapped as open access under the CROW Act and is owned by the National Trust, but is leased on a historical farm tenancy, to a local farmer. There is a right of access over the land,  on foot for recration that  includes climbing. 

However that does not mean the land occupier has to provide a means to access the land. The gate has normally always been wired or padlocked shut if i recall as the risk of stock escaping onto the neighbouring trunk road is very real. There is no public right of way through the land, or through the gate, so the occupier is perfectly entilted to padlock the gate. 

I'll raise the issue with the local NT Ranger to see if a simple stile or discreet  crossing point can be placed here.

Elfyn Jones

BMC Access & Conservation Officer (Wales)

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 rossislegend 15 Jul 2020
In reply to Elfyn Jones BMC Cymru/Wales:

Cheers Elfyn! Top job.

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