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Problem with BM/FAW/11/1 and ON/322/13/10

A map is shown below. The underlying map is an Ordnance Survey 1:25000 map that has been produced by Bing. On the underlying map, public rights of way (PROW) are indicated by dashed green lines. Solid lines have been superimposed on top of the underlying map (and will usually hide these dashed green lines). A solid red line signifies a footpath, a solid magenta line signfies a bridleway, a solid green line signifies a restricted byway and a solid blue line signifies a byway open to all traffic (BOAT). These solid lines have been produced from data obtained from the Council of Buckinghamshire (BM) and from the Council of Oxfordshire (ON). You can click on a solid line to get more details about that PROW. You can click on the + and - buttons to zoom in/out.

The Easterly end of Oxfordshire footpath ON/322/13/10 is at about SU739882 (51.58859,-0.93425). At this point the footpath reaches the boundary with Buckinghamshire. The red line for this footpath on the map below is superimposed on top of a green line that is provided by the underlying 1:25000 map. However, this green line does not continue Eastwards of SU739882.

On the Buckinghamshire side, the nearest PROW is footpath BM/FAW/11/1. Its end at the boundary with Oxfordshire is at about SU740882 (51.58868,-0.93309).

I think the gap between SU739882 (51.58859,-0.93425) and SU740882 (51.58868,-0.93309) is about 81 metres long.

I've looked at the online maps provided by Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. This area is in postcode RG9 6LN.

The map provided by Buckinghamshire shows a "C Tk" for the route between the two PROWs. I guess this means "cart track". Unless this cart track is in the "list of streets" for either council, maybe it would be good to have a PROW along this gap.

There are some photos of this area below the map.

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I took these photos on June 13th 2016. Click on any photo to see a larger version. The first photo was taken from the W end of BM/FAW/11/1. There's a cross roads of paths. The cart track between the two PROWs runs straight ahead of where the photo was taken. If you look really closely there's a white arrow on the first tree that is on the right-hand side of the cart track. The arrow is just above and right of the middle of the photo.
view of the cart track
The following photo shows a view of the cart track taken from the cross roads. The white arrow is easily seen in this photo.
view of the cart track
The next photo was taken further down the cart track. ON/322/13/10 goes off to the right into the woods. One of the trees that is on the left-hand side of the start of ON/322/13/10 has an arrow with the label "PS 13".
view of the cart track
Here's another view of this junction.
view of the cart track
And this shows the view looking back up the cart track from the start of ON/322/13/10.
view of the cart track