The following 99 authorities
have released under licence the data about their rights of way:
Barnsley, Bath and North East Somerset, Bedford, Bexley, Blackpool, Blaenau Gwent, Bolton, Bournemouth, Bracknell Forest, Bradford, Brecon Beacons National Park, Brighton and Hove (City of), Bristol (City of), Buckinghamshire, Bury, Calderdale, Cardiff, Central Bedfordshire, Ceredigion, Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Cornwall, Derbyshire, Devon, Doncaster, Dorset, Dudley, Durham, East Riding of Yorkshire, East Sussex, Essex, Flintshire, Gateshead, Gloucestershire, Gwynedd, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Isle of Anglesey, Isle of Wight, Kirklees, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Manchester, Medway, Merthyr Tydfil, Norfolk, North Lincolnshire, North Somerset, North York Moors National Park, Northumberland, Nottingham (City of), Nottinghamshire, Oldham, Oxfordshire, Pembrokeshire, Peterborough (City of), Plymouth (City of), Poole, Portsmouth (City of), Reading, Redcar and Cleveland, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Rochdale, Rotherham, Rutland, Salford, Sefton, Shropshire, Slough, Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Southampton (City of), St Helens, Staffordshire, Stockport, Stockton on Tees, Suffolk, Surrey, Swansea, Tameside, Thurrock, Torbay, Torfaen, Trafford, Wakefield, Warrington, Warwickshire, West Berkshire, West Sussex, Wigan, Wiltshire, Windsor and Maidenhead, Wirral, Wokingham, Worcestershire, Wrexham and York
Many authorities originally released their data under terms equivalent to the
Ordnance Survey Opendata Licence.
In April 2015,
Open Government Licence.
Here's a link to more details about the change in OS licensing.
Please e-mail me
if you know of any other authority
that release their data with an Open licence.
Changes to this web site are tweeted to
and are also listed on the
tweets web page.
This web site can display a map showing
rights of way for any of these authorities.
The underlying map can be from the Ordnance Survey, OpenStreetMap, Google or Bing.
You can ask for a map that is close to a specific place.
You can also ask for transport stops
(such as bus stops)
to be added to the map.
There are also details about
how you could include a map on your own web page,
and how you can build a route
for a walk, run, etc.,
by selecting several rights of way
and then outputting it in KML or GPX.
This web site also provides
links to the original
If you wish to see a map showing the rights of way
near to a particular place,
type a place name, postcode, grid reference or latitude-longitude into one of the boxes below.
Then click the search button.
the name of a place
You can type the name of the place (e.g. New Alresford)
into the box below.
You don't have to type all of the name and
the searching doesn't worry about capital letters.
instead of typing New Alresford
you could type alre
and it would find any place that has alre as part of its name.
a postcode, a grid reference, a latitude-longitude or a longitude-latitude
Or type into this box
a postcode (e.g. SO24 9BW),
or a grid reference
The searching doesn't worry about capital letters and spaces.
Here's a link to a bigger map.
The colours that are used for the polygons have no significance.
The above map uses
For each authority, I'm using the quickhull algorithm
to wrap a convex hull around the points
of their public rights of way.
I'm using some code produced by