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Following a steep rise in cases across the region, the whole of the North East has been named as an area that will receive additional support. You can read the latest statement from LA7 leaders. There are no additional restrictions on the area or residents but with cases of Covid higher than ever before everyone is asked to continue to act carefully and responsibly. Further information will be provided as it becomes available. See Covid-19 advice and information for advice on how to stay safe. Thank you for playing your part in helping to keep the North East open and protect others.

Definitive Public Rights of Way map online

The map shows the different status of the routes available, including public footpaths, bridleways, restricted byways and byways.


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

This map is a working copy of the Definitive Map for County Durham showing all known public rights of way and is updated weekly, on a Wednesday evening. The categories of public rights of way depicted on the map are:

  • public footpath - walkers only
  • public bridleway - walker, horse riders and cyclists only
  • restricted byway - walker, horse riders, cyclists and non-motor vehicles
  • public byway - walkers, horse riders, cyclists and all other vehicles

To ensure accuracy of the data you will only be able to view the Definitive Map data at 3 map scales ie 1:2,500, 1:5,000 and 1:10,000.

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
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