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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:
  • Regeneration and Economic Development
  • Durham County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5UQ
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