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You can use Public Rights of Way for recreation and, in some areas, commuting or shopping.  The paths generally cross or pass alongside private land.  They are maintained by East Riding of Yorkshire Council and should be in a useable condition.  If you come across a problem on a walk, please report it through this website if you can.  If the situation is hazardous, or dangerous, please telephone the rights of way hotline on (01482) 393939.



How fit do I need to be?

If you are uncertain about whether you will be able to walk any of the routes on this website, why not join one of our Walking the Way to Health walks?  They run regularly from several leisure centres in the East Riding and follow easy, level routes usually in, or close to, towns.  For more details, contact Stephen Shaw on (01482) 392527.


You will find a number of short, easy walks on this website.  You will need to be reasonably fit in order to walk the longer routes.  If you are in doubt about your fitness levels, please consult your doctor.



Can I take my dog with me?

Dogs are allowed on Public Rights of Way but must be kept under close control and on a lead.  Many of the stiles on the routes are fitted with dog ways.  Please be aware of the needs of other path users – particularly children, or horse riders – and do not allow your dog to stray or to approach livestock on or near to the path.  Even the best-behaved dogs can cause distress to some livestock just by being in the same field.  Read the 'Accessibility Information' of each walk to find routes without fields of livestock.



Do I need to take an Ordnance Survey map with me?

If you choose a short route then simply carry a printed copy of the map shown on  this website.  If you want to take a longer walk then we recommend that you carry the appropriate Ordnance Survey map in addition to the printed website map.



How do I find out bus times?

The coach icons on the maps indicate the locations of bus stops.  However, the icons do not guarantee that a bus route is available for you to use. 


Visit our Useful Links page for the location of bus timetables and journey planners.


Who can use the routes?

Most of the routes shown on this site have been devised specifically for walkers as they use mainly public footpaths.  Some have been devised for horseriders and follow public bridleways, rail trails (disused railway lines) and minor roads.  Walkers and mountain bikers can also use the rides, which tend to be long.



Where can I park my car before starting a walk?

Car parking icons on the maps show where you may leave a car.  They do not necessarily indicate a car park.  Please park with care and consider residents and other road users.  Where possible, travel by public transport.



How do I find out about toilets and refreshments?

The description of each walk includes the location of the nearest public toilets and places for refreshment.  In addition, there are often pubs with these facilities along the way.



What distance are the walks and how long will they take?

This information is given within the route descriptions.  Distances are shown in miles and kilometres, and times are based on an average walking speed of 2 miles (3 kilometres) per hour.  Don't forget to add on the time of breaks which you will take.



Can I use GPS to follow a walk?

It is unlikely that you will need to take a hand-held GPS (Global Positioning System) unit  with you.  However, as some people enjoy walking with a GPS, we have included twelve-figure grid references 

for each route.