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The following systems will be unavailable from 2.00pm on Thursday 29 February until 7.30am on Tuesday 5 March: our online Council Tax, business rates and housing benefit services, and our welfare assistance form. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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.

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 and Climate Change
  • Durham County Council
  • St Johns Road
  • Meadowfield
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH7 8XQ