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

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