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Rights of way - information and advice
North Yorkshire County Council is responsible for managing the longest public rights of way network in England at over 10,000km. The Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks manage approximately 4,000km through an agency agreement with the county council. This network provides routes into some of the finest landscapes and countryside found anywhere in Britain.
Did you know?
We have put together a range of information about rights of way which you can find below.
Find out the responsibilities of the Council, Landowners and the public on our Rights of way - responsibilities page.
What are my rights?
Find out about the different types of public rights of way and who can use them on our Rights of way - what are my rights? page.
Definitive map and statements
What it is and how you can change it. Find out about adding new rights of way, diverting existing paths, adding new gates, temporary closures and more on our Rights of way - definitive map and statements page.
Find out about gates, stiles and bridges on our Rights of way - furniture page.
Advice for developers
Find out what you need to do if you are planning a development on land crossed by public rights of way on our Rights of way - advice for developers page.
Long distance routes
Find out about some of the long distance walks in North Yorkshire on our Rights of way - long distance routes page.
Which laws relate to public rights of way and how you can find out more on our Rights of way - legislation page.
Local access forum
Find out who they are and what they do on our Rights of way - local access forum page.
Open access land
Find out where you have the "right to roam" on our Rights of way - open access land page.
You can find a range of information about the services we provide by using our online mapping.