Rights of Way
This section contains information about the public rights of way in the parish of Figheldean.
Attached to this article is a .kmz file that you can load into Google Earth.
It contains traced paths for all of the Figheldean Rights of Way, based on the Definitive Map and Statement as of 22nd May 2014.
There is also a live Google Maps version if you don't have Google Earth.
May 2014: Figheldean #4, #21 and #25 have been re-routed. Figheldean #1 has a permissive alternate route around the farm paddock.
Feb 2011: Figheldean #12 has been reclassified as a Byway Open to All Traffic.
Aug 2009: Figheldean #6 has been reclassified as a Byway Open to All Traffic.
May 2009: Figheldean #32 has been added as a new Byway Open to All Traffic.
The Project aims to develop, mainly over existing rights of way, a new walking route in Wiltshire, to be named The Great Stones Way (GSW), between Avebury and Stonehenge, with an extension to Old Sarum near Salisbury when this becomes possible.
It is intended that the new path will be developed to standards of surface, signage and access similar to those of National Trails.
Although the exact route has yet to be determined, it will pass through Figheldean parish.
This website has over 60 free Wiltshire walk descriptions available for download.
Defence Estates has set up a website where the new proposals can be viewed.
PDF copies of the plan and its appendix (analysis of all consultation responses received) are available to download as attachments to this article.
Wiltshire County Council has reclassified this stretch from Restricted Byway to Byway Open to All Traffic (Reclassification Order #11/2006) and the Order will be advertised in Salisbury Journal on 14th August 2008.
There is an apparent gap in the right of way along Honeydown Bottom as shown on both the Ordnance Survey and the Definitive map.
I've received a letter from WCC (Wiltshire County Council) asking if we (ie the Parish) object to it being changed into a Byway Open to All Traffic.