Public rights of way are recorded on Definitive Maps and are described in accompanying Statements.
These can only be made by the surveying authority, which for Lincolnshire is the County Council.
Information on creating, diverting or extinguishing a public right of way.
Section 31(6) of the Highways Act 1980 provides a way which landowners, tenants for life and trustees can protect their land from public rights of way coming into existence across it as a result of public use. It requires the deposit of a map and statement with the County Council outlining the extent of the land in their ownership and showing those public rights of way and highways which cross it. In order to continue this protection, a landowner must deposit a statutory declaration ...
The Definitive Map and Statement is consulted to enable the County Council to respond to any local search enquiries regarding whether land or property is affected by any public rights of way. A local search will not provide information about public rights of way where the optional search question regarding public rights of way is not requested to be answered.
Ordnance Survey Explorer Maps, which are produced by the national mapping agency, on a scale of 1:25000 or other commercial maps and guides are useful for planning a walk or ride as they show public rights of way and other routes with public access.
Public Rights of Way (PRoW)
- General Information
- Information for Farmers and Landowners
- Report a Problem
- Countryside Access and Rights of Way Improvement Plan
- Local Access Forums (LAFs)
- Maintenance and Enforcement
- Parish Paths Partnership (P3)
- PRoW Condition Survey
- How You Can Help
- Definitive Map and Statement
- Definitive Map Modification Orders (DMMOs)
- Public Path Orders (PPOs)
- Deposits made under Section 31
- Local Authority Searches
- Ordnance Survey Maps
Visiting the Countryside
- Access Land and Coastal Access
- Countryside Access Map
- Countryside for All
- Nature Reserves
- Planning Your Trip