This topic has come up on the past, but I couldn't find a precise answer using search, so advice please, if you have any.
I was out riding at the weekend, and needed to use a public footpath that cuts across some private land. Mindful of the fact that the landowner has a reputation for being somewhat difficult, Mrs NickF and I pushed out bikes along the path. All was going well until the landowner came rushing out, telling us that it was against the law to take bicycles along a footpath, and that we were trespassing. he then blocked the path, and called the police, alleging that I was about assault him.
So aside from his silly reaction, and his lies to the police, do his claims have any basis in fact? Is it illegal to push a bicycle along a footpath, or is he mistaken? Furthermore, if he is mistaken, and he's blocking a path I'm legally allowed to use, does this mean that he's the one committing the offence?