Public Rights of Way (PRoW)

Legal record of public rights of way goes online

Oxfordshire County Council’s Countryside Service has published online the legal record of public rights of way across the county.

The ‘Definitive Map and Statement’ will enable home and land owners to check whether public routes cross a property, as well as providing a resource for anyone considering applying to change the route of a path.

Previously available only as a paper copy, the map shows the exact location of public rights of way including footpaths, bridleways, restricted byways and byways.

The ‘Definitive Statement’ gives a description of each public right of way, including any limitations or conditions such as the width of the path.  The record reveals a total length of over 2,600 miles of public rights of way throughout Oxfordshire.

Paper copies

Paper copies of the Definitive Map and Statement are still available for inspection as previously at the Countryside Service office and certain local libraries and district council offices.

To view the Definitive Map and Statement online go to:

To view the countryside access map online go to:


Feb 3, 2017 | Posted by | Comments Off on Public Rights of Way