Under the Countryside & Rights of Way Act 2000, every Local Authority is required to maintain and publicise a register of formal claims for new Rights of Way (Footpaths, Bridleways and Byways) and amendments to existing Rights of Way. In additional there are other ways that have been brought to the Authority's attention that may have public rights or are believed to have different rights than those recorded on the Definitive Map of Public Rights of Way, these are known as informal claims.
There are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved in making the best of our countryside and rights of way.
From time to time it is necessary to temporary close a public right of way in the interest of safety for users. Details of temporary closures are shown below.