Rights of Way

A public right of way is a footpath, bridleway or byway that you can use to travel along. We are responsible for maintaining over 300 public rights of way within the borough, covering more than 120 miles.

Some rights of way are also open to horse riders, cyclists or motorists:

  • Footpath - for use only by pedestrians  Bridleway - can be used by pedestrians, horse riders and cyclists
  • Byway - can be used by pedestrians, horse riders, cyclists and some vehicles.

Public rights of way are sometimes marked by signs stating that this is a public footpath. Rights of way should not be confused with pavements. 

You can find out more in the rights of way improvement plan.

If you have a problem using a right of way, for example if it is obstructed please report it.

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