Natural England - Rights of Way

Rights of Way

Rights of way provide many opportunities to enjoy the natural environment. They can be wide tracks or narrow trails, and they can run through towns or across remote countryside.

All rights of way are legally highways and anyone may use them at any time. However, there are different types. You can walk on all of them, but some have extra rights to ride a horse, cycle or drive a vehicle.

What is Natural England's role?

We continually review the opportunities to enjoy the natural environment, including rights of way.

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