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May I ride a motorbike through a non strictly forbidden trail? Do I need some specific permission?

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Without specific permission from a land owner the only type of trail you can use is a Byway. These are strictly speaking roads, but tend to be used primarily for recreation by the public, and are generally maintained as farm tracks. Some are designated as a restricted byway that do not allow powered vehicles.

Byways are shown on Ordnance Survey Explorer maps as a long dashed green line, and as a long pink dashed line on landranger maps.

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    Also see Wikipedia entry on byways in UK. – Ankur Banerjee Dec 18 '11 at 22:07
  • Ok, thanks, and is there any map which shows which byways are allowed? – Ivan Dec 18 '11 at 22:16
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    added details of mapping – Matthew Snape Dec 19 '11 at 16:18

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