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2017-11-09-1450

Problem with WB/STRA/43B/1 and WB/STRA/43A/1

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 Hampshire (HP) and from the Council of West Berkshire (WB). 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. Often the boundary line becomes more obvious if you zoom out.

There's a footpath that is close to the boundary between Hampshire and West Berkshire which seems to have a bit that is missing from the datasets provided by the two councils.

The footpath leaves a road between a BS and spotheight 96. At this point it is HP/Mortimer_West_End/19. It thens becomes WB/STRA/43B/1. Then there is a gap. Then it appears as WB/STRA/43A/1 before reaching a road near to spotheight 97.

Presumably, WB think that the gap is in HP. The gap runs from about SU647643 (51.37426,-1.07126) and SU646643 (51.37490,-1.07210). The gap is about 118 metres long.

I've looked at the online maps provided by both Hampshire and West Berkshire. This area is in postcode RG7 2JW and RG7 3TW. The missing bit does not appear in either online map. Curiously, West Berkshire's online map does not have WB/STRA/43B/1 and WB/STRA/43A/1 that are mentioned in their data. It may be that this path is in Hampshire's "list of streets".


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