Type of Website: Definitive Map

www.open-walks.co.uk/Rights-of-Way-in-England-and-Wales/

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The Category Rights of Way in England and Wales is a subset of United Kingdom Rights of Way. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all of the England and Wales Rights of Way Entities which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

naturalresources.wales/evidence-and-data/maps/open-access-land-maps/

Category:Wales
Overview

‘We are working on developing new maps for displaying our environmental data, including maps to show open access land and where any restrictions may be in place. In the meantime, you can view details of where and when Open Access has been excluded or restricted. You can view and download some of our data sets on Lle – the Welsh Government Portal for environmental data. Or find out how to request information from us.’

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Natural Resources Wales

www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/pu...

Overview

'This Research Guide indicates the principal sources of information about rights of way. It is not a statement of law, and The National Archives cannot give legal advice ... Every way is either a private way or a highway. Strictly speaking, the term "right of way", when it stands alone, relates to a private way: it describes the right enjoyed by a particular person or group of people to pass over land which belongs to another. Such a group of people may be as loosely defined as "the public" ...'

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The National Archives

www.rowmaps.com

Overview

'86 authorities have released under licence the data about their rights of way ... This web site can display a map showing rights of way for any of these authorities. The underlying map can be from the Ordnance Survey, OpenStreetMap, Google or Bing. ...'

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Barry Cornelius

www.anglesey.gov.uk/en/Residents/Parking-roads-and-travel/Public-right...

Category:Anglesey
Overview

'The Definitive Map and Statement are the legal record of the public's rights to use footpaths, bridleways and byways. Public rights of way mapping based on the Definitive Map is available using the Online Mapping application.'

www.barnsley.gov.uk/services/parks-and-open-spaces/public-footpaths-an...

Overview

'Barnsley Council is responsible for managing 750km of public footpaths, bridleways and restricted byways across the Barnsley Borough ... You can view public rights of way in Barnsley on our Interactive Map. Click on a path to see its number, parish and status.'

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Barnsley Council

www.bathnes.gov.uk/services/streets-and-highway-maintenance/public-rig...

Overview

'These Webpages contain a wide variety of information about public rights of way and outdoors access; including walk leaflets, online mapping, how to report a problem, legal orders, consultations and the Joint Local Access Forum.'

www.bedford.gov.uk/parking-roads-and-travel/public-rights-of-way/

Category:Bedford
Overview

'There are over 980 kilometres of Public Rights of Way in the Bedford Borough area, linking towns and villages to the diverse countryside and landscape of the county. The Borough Council is responsible for the management of this access network, which consists of 600 kilometres of Public Footpaths, 350 kilometres of Public Bridleways and 34 kilometres of Public Byway (BOATS). There are also a number of promoted routes ranging from village walks to regional trails.'

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Bedford Borough Council

www.bexley.gov.uk/services/streets-and-roads/public-rights-way

Category:Bexley
Overview

'Bexley's Rights of Way Improvement Plan, the Rights of Way definitive maps for both North and South of the Borough and the Definitive statement for the Rights of Way within the borough are available as PDF's ...'

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London Borough of Bexley

www.blaenau-gwent.gov.uk/resident/countryside/public-rights-of-way/

Category:Blaenau Gwent
Overview

'There are over 300 kilometres of Public Rights of Way in Blaenau Gwent, linking towns and villages to the diverse countryside and landscape of the county. The County Council is responsible for the management of this access network, which consists of 300 kilometres of Public Rights of Ways. There are also a number of promoted routes ranging from Community walks to regional trails.'

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Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

www.bolton.gov.uk/walking-cycling-rights-way/public-right-way

Category:Bolton
Overview

'The Definitive Map and Statement is held by the Council's Public Rights of Way Team ... The map and statement can be viewed during normal office hours (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday). Please make an appointment before visiting the office. You can also access a copy of the Definitive Map on the My Maps section of this website in the Transport and Streets Category.'

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Bolton Council

www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/parks-and-countryside/public-rights-way

Overview

'The Bracknell Forest Rights of Way Improvement Plan (ROWIP) is a ten-year strategic document covering the entire borough, and sets out how we as the Highway Authority intend to improve the management, provision and promotion of our rights of way network ...'

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Bracknell Forest Council

www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/leisure-and-libraries/parks-and-green...

Category:Brighton & Hove
Overview

'Brighton & Hove City Council is responsible for the public rights of way around our city - public footpaths, bridleways, restricted byways and byways open to all traffic. The Council will continue to be responsible for rights of way in the South Downs National Park.'

www.bristol.gov.uk/streets-travel/public-rights-of-way-service

Category:Bristol
Overview

'You can view Bristol's entire public rights of way network on our interactive web map or alternatively, view the wider network of rights of way in South Gloucestershire and Bath and North East Somerset, including all path furniture and pictures, on the OutdoorsWest web site.'

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Bristol City Council

www.buckscc.gov.uk/services/environment/public-rights-of-way/public-ri...

Category:Buckinghamshire
Overview

'Public rights of way information for Buckinghamshire is now available online. Please note that this is not the Definitive Map. The information displayed on the digital working copy will be updated regularly however if accurate information is required, we advise you to view the Definitive Map or request formal search.'

www.bury.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=11777

Category:Bury
Overview

'Special maps have been drawn up so that walkers, riders, farmers and landowners may know which paths are public rights of way. The "definitive maps" show footpaths, bridleways, byways open to all traffic and roads used as public paths.'

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Bury Council

www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/residents/transport-and-streets/public-rights...

Category:Calderdale
Overview

'The Borough of Calderdale has a network of around 2000 paths including 125 miles of bridleways, along with a very short network of byways open to all traffic. Some of these paths are one of the best ways of seeing Calderdale's countryside while others provide useful short cuts to your local shops, bus stop or other services. You can see most of the rights of way network using Calderdale Maps Online although this should not be relied on for legal purposes.'

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Calderdale Council

www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/libraries-leisure-culture/arts-gre...

Category:Cambridgeshire
Overview

'The Definitive Map and Statement is a collection of certain maps and other documents which together constitute the County Council's legal record of all known public rights of way in Cambridgeshire. The council also keeps records of many of the county's permissive paths. This is where a landowner has agreed to allow the public to use a route on their land, but no legal right of way exists.'

www.cardiff.gov.uk/ENG/resident/Parking-roads-and-travel/Public-rights...

Category:Cardiff
Overview

'Public rights of way are footpaths, bridleways and byways open to all traffic and any roads used as public paths. In total there are well over 100 miles of public rights of way across Cardiff. View public rights of way on a Map ... A variety of leaflets are available on Outdoor Cardiff along with information about a wide range of activities and amenities.'

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Cardiff Council

www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/info/82/countryside/431/rights_of_way

Overview

Public Rights of Way: [1] Reporting an issue - - - : [2] Background - - - : [3] Advice for farmers and landowners - - - : [4] Online maps - - - : [5] Maintenance - - - : [6] Landowner statements - - - : [7] Rights of way policy documents - - - : [8] Temporary rights of way closure - - - : [9] Byways Open to All Traffic [BOATS]

www.ceredigion.gov.uk/resident/coast-countryside/public-rights-of-way/

Category:Cardiganshire
Overview

'To get information from the Interactive Map such as route numbers and status of routes simply click once on any desired public right of way on the map and a table will come up with key information.'

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Ceredigion County Council

www.cornwall.gov.uk/environment-and-planning/countryside/public-rights...

Category:Cornwall
Overview

'Our Interactive Map shows all public rights of way throughout Cornwall. You can locate paths by selecting the relevant parish/path number in our List of Public Rights of Way (PDF).'

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Cornwall Council

www.cumbria.gov.uk/roads-transport/public-transport-road-safety/countr...

Category:Cumbria
Overview

Access to the Illustrative map of public rights of way in Cumbria: You can use the Gazetteer or Zoom in to search for and find the area you are interested in, choose an optimal scale, and then overlay the Public Rights of Way by ticking the box - remembering to 'Apply Changes'.

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Cumbria County Council

www.derbyshire.gov.uk/leisure/countryside/access/rights-of-way/rights-...

Category:Derbyshire
Overview

'What's over 3,000 miles long but countywide and free to use? The answer is Derbyshire's Rights of Way Network, made up of rights of way, bridleways and byways ... To view rights of way in Derbyshire please visit the Derbyshire Maps website. Please note that the rights of way information is not viewable at a scale larger than 1:10,000.'

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Derbyshire County Council

www.devon.gov.uk/prow/

Overview

'To find out more about your local footpaths, bridleways and byways please use the Interactive Map showing all the public rights of way in Devon ...'

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Devon County Council

walkingtheriding.eastriding.gov.uk/find-walks/interactive-map/

Overview

Link to Map which 'shows the location of the existing footpaths, bridleways and byways across the East Riding of Yorkshire. The information on these pages gives the approximate location of the Public Right of Way network, and may only be used for general guidance. No guarantee is given to its accuracy. The Orange Public Rights of Way, marked on this Map, are the responsibility of Hull City Council'.

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Walking the Riding

new.eastsussex.gov.uk/leisureandtourism/countryside/rightsofway/

Category:Sussex
Overview

'East Sussex has around 2,000 miles (3,218km) of footpaths, bridleways and byways. These public rights of way give access to some of the most beautiful countryside in the County ... The Rights of Way Map covers the whole county and lets you zoom in to any area to show the footpaths, bridleways and byways in that location. You can also find out if there are any stiles, gates or bridges on the paths.'

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East Sussex County Council

www.essexhighways.org/Transport-and-Roads/Getting-Around/Public-Rights...

Category:Essex
Overview

The interactive Map of Public Rights of Way 'is for general purposes only. It is not the statutory Definitive Map which is held at County Hall. District, borough, town and parish councils must also keep copies for their particular areas ... In law the Definitive Map provides conclusive evidence of the existence of any Public Rights of Way shown on it. This interactive map does not'.

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Essex Highways

www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/highways/public-rights-of-way/

Category:Gloucestershire
Overview

The Definitive Map and Statement is the 'legal record of the public rights of way and shows the routes of each public footpath, bridleway, restricted byway and byway open to all traffic in the county. You can view:

*The original map at Shire Hall during office hours (no need to book an appointment);

* Rights of Way Map Online 'This is not the definitive map but our attempt to show the data in an electronic format'.

www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/recycling-waste-and-environment/coun...

Category:Herefordshire
Overview

'There are 4,415 registered public rights of way (PROW) in Herefordshire, ranging from a few metres to several kilometres in length. The county's path network covers over 3,360km and is managed and maintained by our Contractor on behalf of the council.'

www.hertsdirect.org/services/envplan/countrysideaccess/row/

Category:Hertfordshire
Overview

'Hertfordshire has an extensive Rights of Way network of over 5200 paths totalling more than 3000km. These paths are shown on a map and have a written description in a legal record called the Definitive Map & Statement, which is looked after by the County Council's Rights of Way Service at County Hall, Hertford. They also form part of Hertfordshire's Gazetteer.'

www.leicestershire.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/parks-and-outdoor-acti...

Overview

Maps of Paths 'How to find information about the routes of public footpaths, bridleways and byways in Leicestershire, and about the Definitive Map and Statement.'

www.northyorks.gov.uk/public-rights-way

Category:North Yorkshire
Overview

Links to a range of 'rights of way' web pages: [1] Information and advice - - - : [2] definitive map and statements - - - : [3] registers - - - : [4] maintenance - - - : [5] advice for developers - - - : [6] open access land - - - : [7] notices - - - : [8] maps

www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/councilservices/northamptonshire-highways/...

Overview

'The Northamptonshire Definitive Map (and Statement) are the legal records of all the county's public rights of way (footpaths, bridleways, restricted byways and byways open to all traffic).'

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Northamptonshire Highways

www.northumberland.gov.uk/About/Maps/Public-rights-of-way.aspx

Category:Northumberland
Overview

'The Definitive Map and Statement is the document where all public rights of way are legally recorded. It provides conclusive evidence of the paths it shows, but there may be other paths with public rights that are not shown ... There are over 3000 miles of Public Rights of Way in Northumberland. They are a great resource to help you exercise, relax or enjoy the outstanding quality of the Northumberland countryside, coast, towns and villages.'

www.opendatanottingham.org.uk/dataset.aspx?id=74

Category:Nottingham
Overview

'This data contains information for definitive Public Rights of Way: this being a digital representation of the information in the Definitive Map and Statement which is the Council's legal register of where the public have a right to walk or ride and in some cases use a motorised vehicle. You should always refer to Nottingham City Council's Definitive Map and Statement for exact information on the alignment and status of any Public Right of Way.'

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Open Data Nottingham [Nottingham City Council]

www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/planning-and-environment/walking-cycling-an...

Overview

'As the surveying authority, we keep an up to date Definitive Map and Statement, which is a legal record of all of known public rights of way in Nottinghamshire. It is available to view by appointment, during office hours ... '

www.oldham.gov.uk/info/200393/parks_countryside_and_canals/700/open_ac...

Category:Oldham
Overview

'There are some areas of Oldham where you can enjoy the land without having to stay on footpaths. Most of these open access areas are moorland and common land within the hills of the South Pennines.'

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Oldham Council

www.poole.gov.uk/streets-and-travel/cycling-and-walking/public-rights-...

Category:Poole
Overview

'The Definitive Map records the location and status of all recorded public rights of way. A Definitive Statement goes with the map and gives the start and end points and sometimes decription of the route.'

www.rutland.gov.uk/my-community/public-rights-of-way/

Category:Rutland
Overview

'Rutland has an extensive Rights of Way network of over 270 paths totalling more than 200 miles ... As the "highway authority" for Rutland, the County Council is responsible for maintaining the public rights of way network and keeping each individual public footpath, bridleway and byway free from obstruction. As the "surveying authority" it is responsible for preparing and keeping up to date the legal record of these paths known as the Definitive Map and Statement.'

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Rutland County Council

www.salford.gov.uk/parking-roads-and-travel/footpaths-and-pavements/pu...

Category:Salford
Overview

'The rights of way improvement plan is a ten-year strategic document which is intended to be the prime means by which the council will identify the changes to be made to the local rights of way network to meet the government's aim of better provision for walkers, cyclists, equestrians, carriage drivers, motor vehicle users and people with mobility problems. It is a wide-ranging plan, covering all aspects of the management and improvement of the network to meet the likely future needs of the public.'

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Salford City Council

shoeburyness.qinetiq.com/public-access/public-rights-of-way.aspx

Category:Southend-on-Sea
Overview

'There is a network of footpaths and bridleways that traverse MOD Shoeburyness known as Public Rights of Way (PROWs). The routes are open to the public when the Red Flags are lowered and the Range is not active. You do not need permission to use the PROWs but must not attempt to access them when the Red Flags are flying.'

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MOD Shoeburyness

www.somerset.gov.uk/waste-planning-and-land/public-rights-of-way/

Overview

'Somerset is a wonderful county full of contrast and there is no better way to absorb its beauty, variety and history than through the Public Rights of Way network. The county has over 9000 rights of way totalling 3808 miles (6129 km). The extensive path network is varied ranging from long distance routes such as the South West Coast Path and the River Parrett Trail, to a number of promoted circular routes and local country paths.'

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Somerset County Council

www.stockport.gov.uk/topic/public-rights-of-way-prow

Category:Stockport
Overview

'The PROW team protect Stockport’s footpaths, bridleways and byways by carrying out routine checks. They also respond to reports from members of the public that highlight obstructions, blockages and poor surfacing. Landowners are responsible for gates and stiles across footpaths and bridleways. The highway authority, through the PROW team, exercises powers to ensure that landowners maintain stiles and gates in a safe condition.'

www.suffolk.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/public-rights-of-way-in-suffolk...

Category:Suffolk
Overview

'There are approximately 9800 registered public rights of way in Suffolk, adding up to a network of routes with a distance of 3500 miles, almost as long as all the public roads in the county. Suffolk also has 12000 acres of open access land. The rights of way network covers the whole county from the coastline inland to the Brecks and fenlands. Our rights of way cross all of our varied landscapes, from woodland to wetlands and from our historic towns and villages to open farm land.'

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Suffolk County Council

www.surreycc.gov.uk/land-planning-and-development/countryside/footpath...

Category:Surrey
Overview

'Surrey has almost 3448 kilometres (2143 miles) of footpaths, bridleways, and byways. We are responsible for the management and maintenance of this network, and for the Definitive Map that is a legal record of the position and status of Rights of Way.'

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Surrey County Council

www.tameside.gov.uk/rightsofway

Category:Tameside
Overview

'Although the majority of rights of way within the Borough are shortcuts from one road to another, we do have a number of rural Rights of Way which form routes such as parts of the Pennine Way among others. Tameside's varied landscape is well worth exploring and 264km of public rights of way provide public access to attractions and countryside alike.'

www.gov.uk/government/publications/otterburn-maps

Category:Northumberland
Overview

'Otterburn Training Area is situated in the Northumberland National Park ... Otterburn Training Area consists of over 22000 hectares of land and is the largest single live firing range in the UK. Some 30,000 soldiers use the area each year. The training area covers 23% of the National Park and consists of rolling uplands forming part of the Cheviot foothills ... ' 'It is the shared aim of the Northumberland National Park and the MoD to encourage as much access to the area as possible. You are free to use the rights of way and access land to the north of the River Coquet at all times - this is the dry training area where there is no live firing.'

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Ministry of Defence

www.wakefield.gov.uk/sport-health-and-leisure/sport-and-activities/wal...

Category:Wakefield
Overview

Rights of Way Map  'Information displayed when a link is followed is taken from our definitive map which forms the legal record of public rights of way ... The information provided on The Wakefield District Public Rights of Way Map is provided for information purposes only. You should not rely upon it when you make, or refrain from making, any decision or when you take, or refrain from taking, any action.'

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Wakefield Council

info.westberks.gov.uk/article/27493

Category:West Berkshire
Overview

'The "First Consolidated Definitive Map and Statement" (DMS) for West Berkshire is a document that provides conclusive evidence that the Public Rights of Way (PROWs) shown upon it existed legally on 01 January 2000 ... Whilst the DMS shows which PROWs have been legally recorded, for a more general view of the routes in your area you may prefer to consult our Online Map (our unofficial working copy of the Definitive Map), our PDF Working Copy of Definitive Statement (our unofficial working copy of the Definitive Statement) or an Ordnance Survey map.'

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West Berkshire Council

www.wigan.gov.uk/Maps/Public-rights-of-way-map.aspx

Category:Wigan
Overview

'View rights of way on the public rights of way map. This is just a guide and not the actual Definitive Map.'

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Wigan Council

www.wiltshire.gov.uk/communityandliving/rightsofway/publicrightsofwaym...

Category:Wiltshire
Overview

'Rights of way are defined routes which you can legally use to cross private land at any time. The four types of routes [Footpaths | Bridleways | Restricted byways | Byways] shown on the map ... are types of rights of way. You can search by entering the following in the location box: Street | Town | Village name | Postcode.'

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Wiltshire Council

www.york.gov.uk/public-rights-way

Category:York
Overview

'Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 ... Maintaining York's public rights of way ... Obstructions to Public Rights of Way ... PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY ... Public rights of way notices and registers ... Report a public rights of way problem ... THE DEFINITIVE MAP.'

 

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City of York Council

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