Signs and Notices

Fingerposts and waymarks

Rural public rights of way will have a wooden fingerpost where they leave a public road. The fingerpost will indicate the type of right of way as well as its direction. Some paths may also be waymarked along their route to enable you to follow the path more easily.

Urban paths may have a metal fingerpost or, where it is obvious that the path is public they may be unsigned.

It is our responsibility to ensure that public rights of way are appropriately signed.

Fingerposts and Waymarks

Misleading signs or notices

Signs or notices which mislead users or discourage public use should not be erected on rights of way. Doing this may be an offence.

Legal notices

Sometimes we need to inform people about changes, or proposed changes to rights of way. Please do not remove these notices.

Register of applications made under section 53(5) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to modify the Definitive Map

Local Authorities are now required to keep a register of applications that have been made to change the Definitive Map of public rights of way. The register will help to increase knowledge among landowners, users of rights of way and the general public about applications that could result in changes to the Definitive Map.

Our register is still under development, but we intend to have a search facility to allow you to find applications that are of interest to you. In the meantime, the applications are listed in parish order.

Last Modified: 05/12/2018
For more information contact:

Access Team

Tel: 01633 648035

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