Permissive footpaths are not rights of way, but exist by kind permission of farmers and landowners for a period of time. Please remember to keep to designated access and respect requests to keep dogs on leads for the protection of livestock, wildlife and ground nesting birds.
NYCC are generally responsible for footpath issues
The UK government has set a deadline of 1 January 2026 for all historic paths to be registered for inclusion on official maps.
Overhanging vegetation can cause issues regarding footpaths, highways and street lighting: