Public rights of way

We are responsible for maintaining and improving the public rights of way network to make it accessible and enjoyable for both residents and visitors.

The public rights of way network includes footpaths, bridleways, byways and more that are open for public enjoyment. You can walk on all public rights of way. Some are also open to horse riders, cyclists or motorists.

For more information on using public rights of way you can visit GOV.UK.


Certified copies of the Definitive Map and Statement dated 30 April 2012 are available at:

Also available online are Statutory Declarations under S.31(6) of the Highways Act 1980:

You can also take a look at our Register of Definitive Map Modification Orders Applications under S.53B of the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981 and also the Rights of Way Definitive Map Statement: