Responsibilities on Rights of Way

  1. Landowners and occupiers

What we maintain

  • Surface repairs - to ensure paths are in a suitable condition for path users. Please note there is a waiting list for surface repairs. Where a right of way also has vehicle access, landowners have the same responsibility.

  • Surface vegetation – to ensure paths are accessible. We carry out clearance throughout the county during the summer, covering 50-100 miles of paths.

  • Bridges – we maintain most bridges on rights of way, including timber boards over ditches and larger bridges over streams. If a bridge is also required by a landowner for private vehicular access we may share the costs with them.

  • Steps - to provide easier access. We maintain them to ensure they are safe to use.

  • Signposting - at the roadside and path junctions. We also install discs where needed.