Public Rights of Way

This is an overview of the public rights of way in Figheldean Parish. Green paths are Footpaths, light blue ones are Byways Open to All Traffic and yellow ones are Restricted Byways. The red path is the permissive alternate route for Figheldean #1. The previous routes for re-routed paths are shown in fainter colours.

The definitive statement and definitive map are the official documents that describe and show the routes of all the public rights of way.

This includes footpaths, bridleways, BOAT (“Byway Open to All Traffic”), CRB (“CartRoad/Bridleway”) and CRF (“CartRoad/Footpath”) the latter two of which used to also known be as RUPPs (“Road used as Public Path”). These RUPPs have now been re-signposted as Restricted Byways under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000.

A recent copy of the definitive statement is available for you to download.

Also available is a document from Natural England about definitive maps and the procedures involved in changing a public right of way. The document was initially prepared by the Countryside Agency.

The definitive map itself is subject to Ordnance Survey copyright restrictions and so can’t be made available online, but Amesbury Library has paper copies which can be inspected. Also, Wiltshire Council has a website showing the rights of way throughout the county.

Please consult OS Map Explorer Series Sheet 130 “Salisbury and Stonehenge” if walking in the area.

Overview of Rights of Way