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About the…Countryside Access Team

As countryside access officers we maintain Public Rights of Way in the East Riding of Yorkshire.  We inspect paths, visit farmers and landowners to discuss issues, and arrange maintenance and improvement works on footpaths, bridleways and green lanes.  In addition, we promote countryside walks and events, and work to conserve and improve our natural heritage.


We also look after some of East Yorkshire's Local Nature Reserves.  We work to conserve and improve the reserves for their wildlife value, providing fantastic natural havens for you to visit at your leisure.  We encourage people of all ages, abilities and interests to use the reserves, whether for education, play or the sheer joy of being in the great outdoors.


Read more about the Countryside Access Team on East Riding of Yorkshire Council's website.



About the… Definitive Map Team

We maintain the Definitive Map and Statement.  This is the legal record of those Public Rights of Way shown on it (some Public Rights of Way may not appear on the document).  Footpaths, bridleways, restricted byways and byways open to all traffic (BOAT) are recorded on the Definitive Map.


We maintain the Map and Statement by making Modification Orders (for example, by adding routes that can be proven to exist) and by making Public Path Orders (to improve and develop the network).  We are also responsible for the Council's Rights of Way Improvement Plan.


We are not responsible for adopted footways or vehicular highways; these are managed by Streetscene Services.  Similarly, members of the Countryside Access Team manage the Public Rights of Way network and deal with enforcement action for the removal of obstructions.


Read more about the Definitive Map Team on East Riding of Yorkshire Council's website

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About the… VHEY Team

Visit Hull and East Yorkshire (VHEY) is the Yorkshire sub-region’s Destination Management Organisation (DMO).  The DMO was formed from a partnership between Yorkshire Forward, East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Hull City Council.  As the sub-region’s DMO, we work to increase tourism activity in Hull and East Yorkshire through a range of innovative marketing activities and tourism business support.


We are constantly promoting Hull and East Yorkshire’s attractions to domestic and international tourists.  We work in partnership with tourism bodies including Enjoy England and Visit Britain.  We also develop positive perceptions of the area as a destination and visitor experience, and support the organisations involved in tourism.

Visit the VHEY website