Public rights of way (PROW)
Rights of way are minor public highways that exist for the benefit of the community at large, in much the same way as the public road network does. They are the most widely recognised opportunity for the public to enjoy the English countryside.
- The Public rights of way circular (1/09) Version 2 (PDF 482 KB) was issued on 22 October 2009
If you want to find out more about any of the above or any other rights of way issues, you can contact either Defra or Natural England at the addresses below.
Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
Temple Quay House
2 The Square
Bristol BS1 6EB
Tel: 0117 372 6274
Fax: 0117 372 8587
Tel: 0845 600 3078
Fax: 01733 455103
Page last modified: 26 October 2009
Page published: 23 October 2008