33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
on 6 March 2002
The new edition of the 'Blue Book' was published last year. The 'Blue Book' was once regarded as the bible of rights of way staff and all those interested in the law about public rights of way.
The new edition has been enlarged to include sections of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000, though clearly it is not in a position to look at the 'practice' side of the new Act.
This remains the most readable of all the books covering public rights of way law, making it accessible to the layman (and woman). It is also one of the most comprehensive. It provides a rich historical context for the current legal framework in which rights of way are managed, ranging from references to the 1361 Justice of the Peace Act through the 1893 Barbed Wire Act through to the huge raft of new legislation provided by the new CROW Act.
on 22 November 2014
Since the mass protest at Kinder Scout in 1932, the rights of way legislation in the UK has opened up the countryside to the public. This book is an excellent and definitive guide to that legislation, giving advice and guidance to walkers who find problems with rights of way. You don't have to be an activist, it is also an absorbing read for anyone interested in the subject.