Rights of way

Electronic working copy definitive map

The electronic working copy is a representation of the original Definitive Map with all subsequent alterations taken into account.

It should be noted that this map is NOT the Definitive Map (legal record) and, that whilst every effort to attain accuracy in translation from the original paper mapping has been made, no liability is accepted for any errors particularly when viewed at scales greater than the original mapping.

We apply a working presumption that routes on the list of streets have public vehicular rights.  Legislation has extinguished the rights of motorists if these are also shown as a:

  • public footpath
  • public bridleway
  • restricted byway

You can zoom to a location on the map, or search for an address however rights of way on the electronic working copy map will only be displayed between 1:2,500 and 1:250,000.

Individual path numbers can be found by selecting the individual right of way using your left mouse button.

For licensing reasons we are no longer able to provide information on permissive paths and other areas of countryside access in the way we used to.

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Contact countryside service

Address: Place
Lancaster House
36 Orchard Street

Telephone: 01522 782 070