ARCHIVE: Public rights of way (PROW)
Rights of way are minor public highways that exist for the benefit of the community at large, in much the same way as the public road network does. They are the most widely recognised opportunity for the public to enjoy the English countryside.
- Non-statutory guidance is now available to local authorities on meeting their obligations under the Equality Act with regard to structures, such as stiles and gates, on public rights of way – “Authorising structures (gaps, gates & stiles) on rights of way - good practice guidance for local authorities on compliance with the Equality Act 2010” (PDF 460KB).
If you want to find out more about the above or any other rights of way issues, you can contact either Defra or Natural England at the addresses below.
Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
Temple Quay House
2 The Square
Bristol BS1 6EB
Tel: 0117 372 6274
Fax: 0117 372 8587
Tel: 0845 600 3078
Fax: 01733 455103
Page last modified: 25 October 2010
Page published: 23 October 2008