Rights of way (public paths)
You can walk on all public rights of way. Some are also open to horse riders, cyclists or motorists.
The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 gave people more freedom to walk on open countryside. This applies to open access land, which has been opened to the public for walking.
On a right of way you can:
- walk dogs on a lead or under close control
- take a pushchair or wheelchair, although this can be difficult if the surface is uneven or muddy
- take a short route around an illegal obstruction (e.g. fences or crops) or move it to get past.
Yellow arrow in a yellow circle.
Bridleways are marked with blue arrows. Walkers, horse riders and cyclists can use bridleways.
estricted byways are marked with burgundy arrows.
Byways are marked with red arrows.Walkers, horse riders, cyclists car users, motorcyclists and and horse and cart users can all use byways.