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Public Rights of Way

There are over 980 kilometres of Public Rights of Way in the Bedford Borough area, linking towns and villages to the diverse countryside and landscape of the county. The Borough Council is responsible for the management of this access network, which consists of 600 kilometres of Public Footpaths, 350 kilometres of Public Bridleways and 34 kilometres of Public Byway (BOATS). There are also a number of promoted routes ranging from village walks to regional trails.

Officers work with farmers, landowners and local people to make sure that public footpaths, bridleways and byways are clear and properly maintained, so that everyone can enjoy using them.

Problem with a Right of Way?

If you have found a problem with one of the rights of way please either email or telephone. Important details to include are the precise location, the nature of the problem and additional contact details.
All enquiries please:
email Highways.helpdesk@bedford.gov.uk  or Tel: 01234 718003 or write -address: Room 436, 4th Floor, Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street, Bedford, MK42 9AP



Bedford Borough Council also supports the Borough of Bedford Local Access Forum. This Forum is a statutory advisory body made up of local volunteers who help to guide the authority on improvement of public access to land for open air recreation and enjoyment.

 

Walkers near Bromham MillThe Rights of Way Improvement Plan (RoWIP) sets out the Borough Council’s proposed aims, objectives and practical actions for increasing public use and enjoyment of the Borough’s public rights of way network over the next five years, 2012-2017.

 


 

Rights of Way Improvement Plan 2017-2022 Consultation

We are asking to share your thoughts by completing this questionnaire about our next 5 year plan for the improvement of the Borough’s Public Rights of Way network.
Please follow the link below to our consultation web page:
http://www.bedford.gov.uk/council_and_democracy/consultations/rights_of_way_improvement_plan.aspx



Rights of Way Online Mapping

Please click here to view the Rights of Way Online Mapping system

The Public Rights of Way information displayed on this map does not constitute a legal record.

To obtain definitive rights of way information please contact Bedford Borough Council.


Instructions:

Please click here to download Viewing Rights of Way by Address

Please click here to download Viewing Rights of Way on the Map

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