About Rights of Way

There are four types of public right of way.

Footpaths– for walking, running, mobility scooters or powered wheelchairs.  These are marked with a symbol for a walking man and/or a yellow arrow 

Bridleways – for walking, horse riding, bicycles, mobility scooters or powered wheelchairs.  These are signed with a symbol for horse rider and often marked with a blue arrow

Restricted byways – for any transport without a motor and mobility scooters or powered wheelchairs.  These are signed with a symbol for a horse and cart and often a purple waymark.

Byways open to all traffic – for any kind of transport, including cars (but they are mainly used by walkers, cyclists and horse riders)

You can see where these paths run and the promoted routes on our interactive map

For more information about countryside access and rights of way see the Countryside Access Improvement Plan.