Down at the bottom of an oldforgotten bridleway I find this!
There are some at the end of paths I’ve been down many times that I just happen to have not noticed 😉
Though if that’s an official bridleway, I’m not sure he can do that.
Land owners try all sorts. There’s a walking path near where I live that I walk down and they built some new houses there and keep trying to block off and hide the public footpath, but everyone is trampling through. If walkers are adamant about their rights of way, then so should cyclists be. It’s bad enough we’re told to keep off everything else, we shouldn’t be denied the stupid horse tracks we’re told are the only places we’re allowed to ride as well.Posted 3 years agogarage-dwellerSubscriber
If it is genuinely on a bridleway then this needs reporting to the local authority. Also worth a word with local CTC right to ride or access rep. It may be a misunderstanding by the land owner or more likely an attempt to get access rules changed / prevent legitimate access.Posted 3 years agoantigeeMember
……now if you really want to get the landowner into a really wound up state if/when you bump into them tell them not only do you know its a bridleway but you’ll be writing to the local authority to remind them of their legal obligation to correctly signpost it where it crosses roads ….of course they’ll do what they always do which is knock the signs down again but the tantrum is entertainingPosted 3 years ago
Sick of walkers with dogs off leads. On monday I watched a walkers dog attack two lambs on Whinstone Lee Tor. He was shouting at it. Eventually it cameback (he didn’t put it on a lead and it ran through the next gap in the wall again).
I watched this from a distance. As he closed to me he quickly popped his dog onto a lead.
On cheeky before two dogs ran off after sheep.
So if I ever see a walker give me grief I’ll say ‘when you lot KEEP your dogs on leads then you can lecture me’.Posted 3 years agoscandal42Subscriber
I ride bikes off road and allow my dog to go off the lead in open countryside, what an absolute monster.
A dog off the lead has as much right as anyone else to use the land, although obviously not if that land contains livestock.
If only people could actually coexist in harmony in these mixed use environments then it wouldn’t be such a bloody stress for people to do what they supposedly enjoy doing.Posted 3 years ago
I know but I don’t want those ‘ooo hes never done that before’ moments.
Dogs are animals, they don’t think logic, common sense etc when primeval instinct kicks in.
Yeah, cos all walkers are the same and can be treated as a collective entity, just like when “you lot” refers to cyclists…
Funnily cyclists are lumped together.Posted 3 years ago
So if I ever see a walker give me grief I’ll say ‘when you lot KEEP your dogs on leads then you can lecture me’.
You sound like a motorist telling me that he’s allowed to run me down because my lot all run red lights. 🙁
(Edit: beaten to the point by edlong)Posted 3 years ago
A dog off the lead has as much right as anyone else to use the land
No it doesn’t, in fact it has no ‘right’ at all, in law. Owners of all animals have a duty of care to ensure they are treated humanely, that’s about it. And all dogs must be under control in any public or uneneclosed space, at all times.
I have no problem with dogs being kept on leads at all times. If you want it to run free, then let it do so on your own securely enclosed land. Or simply just don’t own a dog, if these simple rules are beyond you.Posted 3 years agoJunkyardMember
I can hold a conversation/interact with strangers away from online life.
I just mumble and wet myself in the real world 🙄
Perhpas you should be a life coach….. I assume folk would be desperate to hear your pearls of wisdom on life and the universe 😛
Everytime I stop for a redlight the three or four others that I overtook previously all sail round me through the redlight.
You overtaking people HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAPosted 3 years ago
Bit cruel really though isn’t it?
Thn don’t own a dog, if you’re that sensitive.
A dog doesn’t need to be kept on a lead at all times to be well-controlled.
Very few, in my experience. Most, even placid non-violent dogs will invariably wander out in front of bikes. And many owners are idiots, sadly.Posted 3 years agoJunkyardMember
I used to live on a sheep farm and I remember a farmer [ different place obv] asking me to put my dog on a lead she was sat heel within hand touching distance of me just sat there looking at us both whilst his ran around barking
I ignored him…..the rules are under control FWIW
this will depend on the dog and the owner…imagine that nuance eh.
FWIW every sheep dog I have seen will bite sheep if they do not move when they run at them.Posted 3 years agonedrapierSubscriber
Reminds me of a chat I had with a lady scooterist in the lift at work.
She obeys the traffic laws, except for the one about not using the ASL. She says she has cylists have a go at her occasionally. She has the line ready “I’ll stop using the box when you lot stop running red lights”
It was one of those moments when you search the other person’s eyes for a hint, a twinkle of intentional irony or playful sarcasm. And find none.Posted 3 years ago
Most, even placid non-violent dogs will invariably wander out in front of bikes.
That’s hardly “uncontrolled” is it? Bit of difference between wandering about a bit and tearing up a lamb!
If you’re having problems stopping for dogs on the trail then you are the one lacking in control. Do you expect other animals to be kept on leads too? Rabbits? Deer? Children?Posted 3 years ago
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