We have been made aware of the Don’t Lose Your Way website which is mapping potential “lost” footpaths, with the goal of applying for these paths to be restored onto the definitive footpath maps before 2026. To check if your land is affected, the map is found at https://dontloseyourway.ramblers.org.uk/ (you are required to create a free account to view).
There is no mention of whether these can be removed from your land, however a CA16 footpath deposit may be worth pursuing. As a landowner, a footpath deposit offers a good level of protection to prevent new rights of way being claimed on your land.
WebbPaton have submitted many footpath deposits on behalf of clients so please do not hesitate to contact us on 01793 842055 if you would like help with this.