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Public Rights of Way

Also known as:- Bridleways, Byway, Country Walks, Footpaths (Grassy etc), Horse Riding, Public Access, Rights of Way, Rights of Way Orders, Walking

Service Description: Public Rights of Way maintain, protect, sign and legally record the public rights of way network made up of public footpaths, bridleways, and byways.

Public Rights of Way manages the most concentrated network of public rights of way in the UK. Within 147 square miles there are 520 miles of rights of way which include 326 miles of footpath, 165 miles of bridleways and 29 miles of byways. This equates to 3.5 miles of rights of way per square mile.

Contact Information
Department Rights of Way
Address Highways and Transport
County Hall
High Street
Isle of Wight
PO30 1UD
External Phone 01983 821000


Direct Contact
Contact Name Jennine Gardiner
Job Title Rights Of Way Assistant