Footpaths, Public Rights of Way

Footpaths, Public Rights of Way

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.

https://maps.northyorks.gov.uk/connect/analyst/mobile/#/main?mapcfg=Out_and_About

 

NYCC are generally responsible for footpath issues

https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/pavements-and-kerbs

The UK government has set a deadline of 1 January 2026 for all historic paths to be registered for inclusion on official maps.

https://e-activist.com/page/70259/action/1?locale=en-GB&fbclid=IwAR3m48p20PeSTXsJI8rHS6TNrUF1IQMIUNBxE_8lZrlt9M66e9nILq8IyiA

Overhanging vegetation can cause issues regarding footpaths, highways and street lighting:

Guidance & Highways Act 1980 – Section 154 (1)

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/advice/gardening-for-wildlife/plants-for-wildlife/garden-hedges/hedge-law/