The Ramblers is joining forces with others in the walking and climbing fraternity as it prepares for next week's public enquiry over the Vixen Tor controversy.
A popular landmark and one frequented by those with walking boots
or climbing ropes for over a century before 2003, a change of ownership in that year saw the tor fenced off by the new landowner.
Devon County Council declared a public right of way over the land last year after representations by the Ramblers and the British Mountaineering Council, but the owner is contesting this and a public enquiry will take place on November 23rd.
Referring to the blocking off of the site, Ramblers chief executive Tom Franklin said: "In our view access had already become public long before that, through use since time immemorial."
Successful moves to get rid of obstructions have included a recent Open Spaces Society negotiation with the lawyers of a builder that had constructed a fence blocking access to Layters Green Common in Buckinghamshire.
It noted that while the lawyers did not agree the structure was unlawful, they did manage to get it taken down.