Rights of way - maintenance and enforcement

We have a responsibility to keep rights of way easy to use.  We work with landowners to make sure that this happens. The rights of way are shown on our map.

This includes making sure that they are free from restrictions such as:

  • obstructions
  • danger
  • blocking
  • interference

We are also responsible for checking works carried out by landowners, such as the repair of stiles, and that public rights of way are clearly marked.

How do you deal with problems on rights of way?

If we are aware of a problem on a right of way we first try to help the responsible party comply with the law. However, we occasionally have to take more firm action against those who will not act within the law.

You can find further information and advice on Rights of Way.

Do you inspect rights of way?

We aim to inspect rights of way once a year and will arrange repair of any dangerous problems.

What about problems on the public highway?

We also manage enforcement to deal with problems on the public highway.

How can I report a problem?

You can use our Report a Highways Issue e-form or contact us using the contact details on this page.

Contact details

Post address:
15 Stores Rd
DE21 4BD
Phone: 0333 2006981
Minicom: 01332 256666
15 Stores Rd
DE21 4BD