East Yorkshire and Derwent Area Ramblers

walking to protect our local countryside

The British Standard for Gaps, Gates and Stiles (BS5709: 2006) (ISBN 0580 481 07 7) is available from libraries, bookshops and BSi British Standards, 389 Chiswick High Road, London, W4 4AL (www.bsi-global.com). Unfortunately, the purchase price to non-BSi members is £118 (£59 to members) and so is well beyond the reach of most voluntary groups involved in practical rights of way work.

However, a charity called the Pittecroft Trust has produced an explanatory note on the standard.

To read the guidelines click Gaps, Gates and Stiles