But that was all stopped in 2003 when the landownership changed, and walkers and climbers found their way barred. In our view access had already become public long before that, through use since time immemorial.
Following evidence from us and the British Mountaineering Council, Devon County Council last year ordered that a right of way be recognised over the Tor. But objections by the landowner have resulted in a public inquiry to be held on behalf of the Secretary of State.
Devon Ramblers have been pressing for the last 7 years to have public access to Vixen Tor restored.
I'll let you know how the Inquiry goes.
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