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Dataset containing the public rights of way of Wigan

The council of Wigan provides a web page from where you can download data about their public rights of way. The dataset labelled Public Rights of Way has details of their Footpaths and the dataset labelled Bridleways has details of their Bridleways. The two datasets can be downloaded in various formats. Here are links to an ESRI shape file for Footpaths and an ESRI shape file for Bridleways. The Council also provides information about public rights of way on its online map. It may be that their map uses more up-to-date information.

An authority's Definitive Map is the authoritative source of their rights of way. The details of the public rights of way network contained in an authority's data are for information only, and are an interpretation of the Definitive Map, not the Definitive Map itself, and should not be relied on for determining the position or alignment of any public right of way. For legal purposes, an authority's data does not replace their Definitive Map. And changes may have been made to the Definitive Map that are not included in their data. The authority's data contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2013. Attempting to view this data with more detail than 1:10000 may produce an inaccurate rendering of the route of a public right of way.

This web page and this web page say the datasets are made available under the Open Government Licence. So it's possible for you to use this data provided you give an attribution.

This web site also provides data about the rights of way of Wigan in KML format and in GeoJSON format.