There are approximately 1587 kilometres of Public Rights of Way available for public enjoyment. These include:
Public Footpaths 1180km
Public Bridleways 396km
Restricted Byways 0.16km
This page aims to make maps of these Rights of Way available to all users, enabling them to design thier own walks.
This map is NOT the legal record of Public Rights of Way
If you require Public Right of Way information for legal purposes, a copy of the Definitive Map and Statement can be viewed in Archives and Local Studies at the Treasure House, Beverley.
A Footpath is a highway over which the public have a right on foot only, other than such a highway at the side of a public road.
A Bridleway is a highway over which the public have a right of way on foot or horseback, or leading a horse. Pedal cyclists also have a right of way, but must give way to walkers and horse-riders.
A Restricted Byway is a highway over which the public have a right of way on foot, on horseback or leading a horse and with vehicles other than mechanically propelled vehicles (in some instances with a right to drive animals of any description along the highway), but no other rights.
A Byway open to all Traffic (BOAT) is a highway over which the public have a right of way for vehicular and all other kinds of traffic, but which is used mainly for the purpose for which footpaths and bridleways are so used.