Letter: Permission is needed for private paths

Illegal tracks exist but they are not rights of way.
Illegal tracks exist but they are not rights of way.

I have been reading the April 21 edition containing ‘Trail of Two Villages’.

As the walk is mainly on non-public rights of way I would be grateful if anyone could let me know if permission has been granted by the farmers for the use of these routes.

I know that illegal tracks exist but they are not rights of way and the farmers have the right to remonstrate with people using them and I do not wish to go out for a peaceful walk only to be confronted by an irate farmer.

Also, it never was a station with a clock. It was a gate house for the crossing and it was called Clock Cottage by the present owner who used to collect clocks.

There is an outline of a clock above the front door.

There was a fatal train crash with a tractor at this crossing. The railway line used to cross the fields and never touched the bridleway which used to head in a different direction to join up with Carr Lane, East Ayton.

Mrs JB Lasham

Main Street

Irton