26 April 2003 Ordnance Survey Map Error

Readers of our Elton Flashes walk in the Manchester Evening News were surprised to be accosted by the farmer at Brook Farm telling them that they were trespassing, as the path round his farm by the railway embankment is marked on the latest OS map as having public access.  After some confusion with Cheshire Highways who told us first that the track was public and then that it wasn't, it transpires that the map is wrong.  Hopefully Cheshire Highways will soon be providing a notice directing people to use the alternative public footpath (Grid Ref 727593).