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Public Rights of Way

Excluded Area Project 2018

On Monday 20th August 2018 between 2pm and 6pm Bedford Central Library will be hosting an information stand on the top floor. Here you can speak to the Definitive Map Officers regarding the Excluded Area consultation project. We have identified 29 possible routes which could create a new Definitive Map for the urban area of Bedford. We would like to seek your views. If you are unable to visit on the day we are still interested in your views.
Please write to Andrew Burton, Definitive Map Officer, Rights of Way, Bedford Borough Council, 4th Floor Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street, Bedford MK42 9AP
Or email
Andrew.burton@bedford.gov.uk

 

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.

 

The 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, 2018-2023.

 

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

Correct as at 25/07/2018

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