It’s a pity that the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 did not require the provision of access points to access land.
Last Sunday we walked a big circuit anti-clockwise from Simonsbath on Exmoor. When we came to the access land at the top of Ashcombe Bottom, it made sense to cut across to the road north of Prayway Head, rather than walk two sides of a triangle on public paths. It was lovely, with sweeping views north to Blackpitts.
But when we reached the road which runs north from Simonsbath there was no access point opposite the parking area (SS 767 412).
So I have written to the Exmoor National Park Authority, urging it to provide a means of access to this splendid stretch of access land.