A Right of Way is a path that anyone has the legal right to use on foot, and sometimes using other forms of transport:

  • Public footpaths are normally open only to walkers
  • Public bridleways are open to walkers, horse-riders and cyclists
  • Restricted byways are open to walkers, horse-riders and drivers/riders of non-mechanically propelled vehicles (such as horse-drawn carriages and pedal cycles)
  • Byways Open to All Traffic (BOATs) are open to all classes of traffic including motor vehicles, though they may not be maintained to the same standard as ordinary roads

Rights of Way are printed on Ordnance Survey© Explorer (25k) and Landranger (50k) maps. However, they are sometimes liable to change and may not be clearly defined on the ground. Please check with Wiltshire Council for the latest information using their Rights of Way Explorer.

Please follow the Countryside Code at all times.