Section 23: Ploughing etc.
100.Subsection (1) allows an owner to plough, or to carry out other land management practices, on land incorporating a core path or a right of way. However, where core paths or rights of way are disturbed this way, subsection (2) places a duty on the owner to reinstate the path or right of way within 14 days beginning on the day the path was first disturbed or within such longer period as the local authority may allow.
101.Subsection (3) provides that an owner who fails to reinstate the path within the required period is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.
102.Subsection (4) provides that if an owner fails to reinstate a path within the period set, the local authority may, after giving the owner 14 days notice of their intention, take all steps necessary to reinstate the path or right of way and recover their reasonable expenses from the owner.