The RoW's come under the jurisdiction of the relevant park authority, out of the control of the local highways dept's, but I doubt they'll have any more funding capacity for maintenance and repair and we'll probably not see any difference on the ground. NPA's don't seem to have any more 'clout' on disputed RoW's either if the Middle Boonwood case is anything to go on...
St Bees or Bust!
A Walk in the Park...s