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Rights of Way Improvement Plan

The Rights of Way Improvement Plan (ROW) is a statutory document that enables highways authorities to create a more modern access and rights of way network.


Public Rights of Way remain open, but please be considerate when using them and see our Coronavirus Public Rights of Way guidance.

Walk, cycle, ride

Our current ROW is called Walk, Cycle Ride.

Our vision is to develop a high quality path network fit for 21St century travel, recreation and enjoyment. We will:

  • prioritise resources to focus on key access
  • improve paths which serve specific purposes and fulfil greatest demand such as important utility and recreation paths around communities
  • create vital links between and within access networks to provide a more comprehensive network where need is justified

Icon for pdf Rights of Way Improvement Plan (PDF, 9.1mb)

Contact us
Access and Rights of Way
03000 265 342
Our address is:
  • Neighbourhoods & Climate Change
  • Durham County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5UQ