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The maintenance of rights of way outside the National Parks is managed by the public rights of way maintenance team in North Yorkshire.
There are seven area rangers who deal with practical maintenance issues, and three countryside access officers who are responsible for obstruction and improvement projects on the public rights of way.
The rangers look after the rights of way in their area by:
If you come across issues affecting rights of way whilst out enjoying the countryside please fill in our online report form or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and a report will be passed to the ranger for that area.
The area rangers also work with colleagues from the countryside service to manage sites of importance for nature conservation (SINCs) and heritage sites. Much of this work is carried out with volunteers and includes:
Volunteers also work with rangers to carry out repairs to rights of way and there are regular tasks in most of the ranger team areas. For more information about what the volunteers do and how you can get involved see our countryside - volunteers page.
You can find out what the countryside rangers have been up to in your area on our rights of way - news page.
Your local public rights of way maintenance team
Public rights of way team leader
Countryside access officers