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:
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.
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.
We aim to inspect rights of way once a year and will arrange repair of any dangerous problems.
We also manage enforcement to deal with problems on the public highway.
You can use our Report a Highways Issue e-form or contact us using the contact details on this page.