Public Rights of Way — Advice for Users and Landowners
A footpath is a highway over which the public has a right of way on foot only - waymarked in yellow.
A bridleway is a highway over which the public has a right of way on foot, horseback and on a pedal cycle (including mountain-bikes). There may also be a right to drive animals along a bridleway - waymarked in blue
A restricted byway is a highway over which the public is entitled to travel on foot, horseback and with non-mechanically propelled vehicles (such as pedal cycles and horse-drawn vehicles) There may also be a right to drive animals along a restricted byway — waymarked in purple
A byway open to all traffic (BOAT) is a highway over which the public is entitled to travel on foot, horseback or pedal cycle and by wheeled vehicles of all kinds, including horse-drawn vehicles, but which is used by the public mainly for walking or for riding. Most of these highways do not have a surface suitable for ordinary motor traffic- waymarked in red
A permissive path is not a public right of way, but the public is allowed to use it with the permission of the land owner. Various waymark symbols are used
A green lane is an unsurfaced track or path, bounded by hedges or walls, and often of some antiquity. The term has no legal meaning, and, if there is a public right of way along such a track, it will usually be classified under one of the above headings
•UNSURFACED COUNTY ROAD
A minor road over which the public is entitled to travel on foot, horseback or pedal cycle and by wheeled vehicle of all kinds, including horse-drawn vehicles. Most of these routes do not have a surface suitable for ordinary motor traffic - often waymarked in black and shown on OS maps in a green or red dot notation
Source: Devon County Council website
We are a group of Knaresborough people keen on walking. Our main aim at the moment is to keep Knaresborough's status as a "Walkers are Welcome" town. We have organised a few walks and hope to lead about 6 walks throughout 2016, starting with a walk of about four miles on the 28th February. Also we are planning how to inspect all paths in Knaresborough and around, so we can report problems and get the footpaths improved.
Tell us what walks you want, long? short? evening? weekend? push-chair friendly
Tell us about problems, broken stiles? locked gates? missing signposts?
email us at firstname.lastname@example.org..