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Viewing public Rights of Way online

View the legal records of public rights of way online here.

The Definitive Map and Statement is the legal record of public rights of way. It has a 'relevant date' of 21 February 2006.

Legal changes made to the network and the definitive map since 2006 (through diversions, extinguishments, creations or modification orders) are shown on our interactive countryside access map.

Countryside access map

View the Definitive Statements

The Definitive Statements describe each public right of way. The description includes limitations or conditions, such as the width of the path.

The Definitive Statements are organised alphabetically by parish and then by path number in each parish.

The parish reference number is shown at the top right-hand corner of each Definitive Statement page. The path numbers are shown next to each path.

How to find a path

You need to know the parish name or its reference number. Either open the document:

  • with the first letter of the parish 
  • or includes the parish number (the range in brackets).

Once you have found the parish, you can scroll through the document to find the path number.

Key for abbreviations

FP - footpath

BOAT - byway open to all traffic

BR - bridleway

RUPP - road used as a public path

Definitive Statements by parish