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Rights of way

Rights of way offer a great way for walkers, cyclists and horseriders to enjoy the countryside at a relaxed pace, get to school, work or the shops.

There are four types of rights of way marked with different coloured markers:

  • Footpaths – marked with yellow discs – should only be used on foot
  • Bridleways – marked with blue discs - can be used on foot, horseback and pedal cycles
  • Restricted byways – marked with purple discs - are open to walkers, cyclists, horse riders and horse drawn carriages
  • Byways – marked with red discs - are open to all traffic.

We are responsible for maintaining the rights of way network in Nottinghamshire to make sure paths are:

  • clearly signed and well maintained
  • safe to use with no obstructions like crops, ploughed land etc
  • listed on the Definitive Map, which provides a legal record of all rights of way in Nottinghamshire.

If you find any problems or obstructions on rights of way you can report the problem online.


tel: 0300 500 80 80
e-mail: countrysideaccess@nottscc.gov.uk
web: Find more information about rights of way.

See also

Definitive Map
Horse riding
Right to roam

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