I accept that you
do not own it however your extensive search has failed to find anyone who
appears to own it and it is highly likely that if someone does lay claim to it,
if you put gates on it, they will come out of the woodwork.
At this stage in
time, as it has been used by other people there is an argument that you have
not had exclusive possession of it as the world and its mother appears to have
been walking up and down it and using it as their's also. It really comes down
to whether anyone who now uses it would object to your application for adverse
There would be no
harm in making the application which would have to be made by all of you and
the farmer, and to see whether anyone comes forward objecting. The land
registry guide for adverse possession of unregistered land is here http://www.landregistry.gov.uk/professional/guides/practice-guide-5
all of you would
obviously have to be responsible for the application costs and dealing with any
land tribunal hearing.
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