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.
Public rights of way locations
You can check the location of public rights of way in the borough.
If you have a problem using a right of way, for example if it is obstructed please report it.
Find out about our rights of way improvement plan.
View details of applications that have been made under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to modify the Definitive Map and Statement.