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Public Rights Of Way


Public rights of way are open to everyone at any time and give you the right to walk, ride a horse or cycle along certain routes.  Some rights of way are open to vehicles.


Landowner responsibilities

As the owner or occupier of land with a public right of way across it, you must

    • keep the route visible
    • and not obstruct or endanger users.

More information can be found on

Problems with public rights of way

If you experience a problem with a public right of way contact the rights of way section of the highway authority through whose area the route passes.

Below are the local authorities covering Cotswolds National Landscape.

The Cotswold Way National Trail

Cotswolds National Landscape dealing with on-going maintenance of the Cotswold Way and co-ordinating management, along the longer routes.

If you do come across a fallen tree or other hazard blocking the Cotswold Way, overgrown sections, broken gate/stile, or damaged/missing signs please do contact our Becky Jones, Trails and Access Lead, by emailing