Isle of Wight Council

Public Rights of Way

Also known as: Bridleways, Byways, Definitive Map, Footpaths, Horse Riding, Local Access Forum, Modification Orders (Rights of Way), Open Access Land, Paths, Permissive Paths, PROW, Public Rights of Way, Rights of Way, ROW, Section 31 (Rights of Way), Stiles, Tennyson Trail, Tennyson Trail Permit, Walking

Service Description: Public Rights of Way maintain, protect, sign and legally record the public rights of way network made up of public footpaths, bridleways, and byways.

Public Rights of Way manages the most concentrated network of public rights of way in the UK. Within 147 square miles there are 520 miles of rights of way which include 326 miles of footpath, 165 miles of bridleways and 29 miles of byways. This equates to 3.5 miles of rights of way per square mile.

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