This web page is from www.rowmaps.com,
a project to show rights of way on maps.
The underlying map on this web page is an Ordnance Survey map.
NEW: if you are using an up-to-date version of Chrome/Firefox/Opera/Safari, you can resize the map using the resize handle on the bottom right of the map.
The coloured lines
that have been superimposed on this map
show rights of way.
The following colours have been used for the coloured lines:
solid red line: footpath;
solid fuchsia line: bridleway;
solid green line: restricted byway;
solid blue line: byway open to all traffic.
If you click on a coloured line,
a popup will appear giving some details about that right of way.
The popup has a button labelled
add to your route
enabling you to build a route of rights of way
for a walk, run, etc.
Once you've estabished your route you can ask for the route
to be output in KML or GPX.
Credits and small print
The underlying map on this web page is provided by
and this is
© Crown copyright and database rights 2012 Ordnance Survey.
By default, this web page uses a zoom level of 13 which provides an
You also get this kind of map at
zoom level 14.
The notation used by the OS on a
is shown on
this PDF page.
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.
Tweaking the map
If the map isn't quite what you are after,
you can tweak the map altering
the colours and styles of the coloured lines,
the centering of the map,
the width of the map,
the height of the map,
the level of zooming
the width of lines drawn on the map.
You can also ask for transport stops
(such as bus stops) to be added to the map.
You can make a permanent tweaking of many of these aspects
by changing the
Printing the map or using it on your own web page
You can use the +/- buttons to zoom in/out, i.e., to
show the map in more/less detail.
And you can hold the mouse down and then drag the mouse
if you wish to move to a different part of the map.
And, if you are using an up-to-date version of Chrome/Firefox/Opera/Safari,
you can use the resize handle on the bottom right of the map to resize the map.
In order to reduce loading times,
no rights of way will be added to the map when you zoom out a lot.