Definitive Map and Statement
As the surveying authority, we keep an up to date Definitive Map and Statement, which is a legal record of all of known public rights of way in Nottinghamshire.
What the Definitive Map shows
The location of all the recorded rights of way in the county on an Ordnance Survey base map of the area. The Definitive Statement accompanies the map and provides a description of each route, in particular the start and finish point and general direction. It may also include details of the surface, the width and additional information.
This can be used to find all the legally recorded rights of way in your area. It is also used by our officers to check locations of rights of way for planning applications.
Viewing the Definitive Map
You can come in to our office to view the map and statement, free of charge, during office hours.
Viewing a reference map
This provides a guide of the public rights of way in Nottinghamshire but it is not a legal record. If in doubt, please contact us.
- See a non-definitive map - see 'places in Nottinghamshire' in the 'area (name of authority)' box
For recreational maps we recommend the Ordnance Survey Landranger or Explorer series, available from Ordnance Survey, in bookshops and for reference in County Libraries. See which explorer maps cover different parts of Nottinghamshire:
Making changes to the Definitive Map and Statement
You can apply to add, change or remove a right of way through a Public Path Order or a Modification Order.
You can also view all outstanding claims for alterations to the map and statement. Each claim is handled by one of our officers, if you have any questions about a claim you can contact them directly.
Landowner Declaration Register
This is maintained under Section 31A of the Highways Act 1980 and Section 15B(1) of the Commons Act 2006. The register contains statements and maps that land owners have given to the council, and the associated declarations. Making a declaration does not affect any rights which may have been gained through public use prior to the date of the declaration.
If you have any questions about public rights of way please contact us.
Countryside Access Team
- telephone: 0300 500 80 80
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org.