I have been looking for information regarding this specific question, but I can't really find anything definitive.
The question concerns photographing local beauty spots in my part of the world, a lot of which are owned by organizations such as the National Trust.
The National Trust and various other land owners are actively preventing photographers selling images taken at these privately-owned locations, which I suppose is fair enough, but these locations are often crossed with public footpaths.
So, my question is that if the law permits you photograph private property from a public place, does a public footpath constitute a public place, therefore allowing you to photograph legally from these footpaths?
Thanks very much,