Rights of way

Lincolnshire Joint Local Access Forum

The Local Access Forum (LAF) is a statutory, independent body covering areas of Lincolnshire County Council and North East Lincolnshire Council. It advises the councils and other organisations on how to improve public access to outdoor recreation and sustainable travel.

The LAF sets its own priorities to reflect local issues and responds to consultations and draft policy documents. When making recommendations LAF members consider land use as well as the need to conserve flora, fauna, geological and physical features.


The LAF is made up of volunteers who provide a balanced view of access issues. Members represent:

  • users of local rights of way such as walkers, cyclists and horse riders
  • landowners, land managers and occupiers
  • other interests including conservation, tourism, health and the rural economy

You can find a list of current members here.


Meetings are held twice a year. Members of the public are welcome to attend meetings as observers but only LAF members can participate in the discussions. There will be an opportunity for members of the public to ask questions.

You can find information on past and future meetings here.

Join the Forum

New members can be appointed by Lincolnshire County Council. The forum is open to anyone who has an interest in rights of way, such as walkers, horse riders and landowners. The forum aims to be representative of as wide a cross-section of society as possible.

There are currently vacancies for landowners, farmers and land managers.  If you are interested in joining or would like more information, please contact democraticservices@lincolnshire.gov.uk.

Contact countryside service

Address: Place
Lancaster House
36 Orchard Street

Telephone: 01522 782 070