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The rights of way near to Heatherside using a Google Map

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 a Google 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 Google Maps. It is subject to these Terms of Use. By default, you get a Streets map. However, there is a + icon on the right hand side of the map that allows you to choose between Streets, Terrain, Hybrid and Satellite.

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 and/or 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 preferences.

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.

In order to reduce loading times, no rights of way will be added to the map when you zoom out a lot.

When there is a significant gap between two rights of way, the table below allows you to add a path between the two rights of way. You can choose to add either a route along roads or a as-the-crowfiles route. If you can choose to add a route along roads, this web application may take a large amount of time to find this route. If it is unable to find a route, it will add a crowfiles route.