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Public Rights of Way

A photograph of a Public Right of Way path through the countryside, surrounded by grass, trees and shrubs

West Berkshire Council manages around 740 miles of Public Rights of Way, so that local people and visitors can enjoy the countryside of West Berkshire.
Our online map shows Public Footpaths, Bridleways, Restricted Byways and Byways Open to All Traffic (BOATs), stiles, gates and steps in our district.
You can read more about Rights of Way on the GOV.UK website, or the Natural England website.

Find further information about Public Rights of Way during the COVID-19 pandemic, here.

Please see the latest guidance from DEFRA about accessing green spaces and their video about the countryside code and coronavirus. You can also view the National Farmers Union (NFU) guidance on Public Rights of Way and further information about the Countryside Code.

The Definitive Map - Recorded Public Rights of Way

The Definitive Map and Statement (DMS) for West Berkshire

Walking, Cycling and Horse Riding - Maps and Open Access Land

Cycling, riding and walking routes and maps in West Berkshire

Rights of Way Maintenance and Enforcement

Making sure our network is fit for use and taking steps when problems occur

Closures, Restrictions and Motor Vehicles on Public Rights of Way

Legal closures and restrictions on West Berkshire Public Rights of Way (PROW) and use by Motor Vehicles

Preventing the Dedication of Public Rights of Way

Highway statements and declarations from landowners to prevent the creation of Public Rights of Way

National Trails in West Berkshire

Information about The Ridgeway and Thames Path National Trails, and restrictions that apply

Cycling on Public Rights of Way

Information regarding which public rights of way cyclists can use

Local Access Forum

Improving access to the countryside through the Mid and West Berkshire Local Access Forum (LAF)

Public Rights of Way - Legal Order Priority Work List

Legal orders prioritised for investigation this year

Notices - Recorded Public Rights of Way

Legal notices regarding public rights of way in West Berkshire

Public Path Orders

Legally diverting, creating or removing Public Rights of Way

Rights of Way Improvement Plan (ROWIP)

Improving our rights of way network and general access

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