West Berkshire Council

Public Rights of Way

West Berkshire Council manages around 740 miles of Public Rights of Way in order that local people and visitors alike can enjoy the countryside of West Berkshire.

Our online map shows Public Footpaths, Public Bridleways, Restricted Byways and Byways Open to All Traffic (BOATs), and also stiles, gates, steps in our district.

You can read more about Rights of Way through the Gov.uk website, or through Natural England.   We also publish information on Temporarily Closing a Road or Public Right of Way (including Public Rights of Way), and pdf icon Traffic Regulation Orders [2Mb].

The Definitive Map and Statement (DMS) for West Berkshire
The Ridgeway and Thames Path National Trails, and restrictions that apply
Legal notices regarding public rights of way in West Berkshire
Cases prioritised for investigation this year
Legally diverting, creating or removing Public Rights of Way
Making sure our network is fit for use, and taking steps when problems occur
Improving our rights of way network, and access in general
Highway statements and declarations from landowners to prevent the creation of Public Rights of Way
Legal restrictions on motorised and non-motorised vehicles on Public Rights of Way (PRoW)

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