Definitive Map of Public Rights of Way
The routes and designations of the paths within our County are shown on The Definitive Map of Public Rights of Way and described in the accompanying Statement. The document has a relevant date of 15th March, 2016 and provides a snapshot of the public rights of way network on that day.
The Map is a legal document and is proof of the existence of a public right of way at that date. Any subsequent changes to the network are made by legal order.
Members of the public may apply for an order to make a change to the Definitive Map, a register of applications may be viewed on this website. A register of landowner declarations regarding rights of way over their land, is also available.
All public footpaths can be easily located using the GIS mapping feature. This is accessible via the 'Your Vale' section of this website, simply type your postcode into the box below to access:
Your Vale is updated on a weekly basis and also includes other feature such as the locations of community facilities, planning information and ward boundaries.