The Council is responsible for asserting and protecting access rights on public rights of way which are wholly or partly within their area. The Council has a duty to ensure rights of way are accessible to members of the public. It is the responsibility of the land manager to keep rights of way open and free from obstruction.
The criteria for Rights of Way are:
Land managers can apply for an informal or formal diversion to a public right of way. The application is subject to wider public consultation and all costs associated with the process (including any physical diversion) must be met by the land manager. Please contact the Access Service for more information.
Who can use Rights of Way?
Rights of way can be for car, horse, bike and foot:
The Council or land manager is under no obligation to maintain a right of way.