A lot of stress is placed on the importance of staying on the path in the Hedge.
But on the other hand, you can open up a gateway from basically anywhere (certainly anywhere you can get a car to; that's an example used in the book!), and there is some relation between Hedge geography and "real" geography.
So: if I create a new gateway into the Hedge, is it assumed that the gateway opens up onto a path? Or, is it likely that I'll open up into the thick of the Hedge, particularly if I'm in an area with few trods?