Map and Statement of Public Rights of Way in Norfolk

Interactive map of Public Rights of Way throughout NorfolkThis is not the Definitive MapThe Definitive Map may be viewed by a left click on the Interactive Map and then selecting ‘View Public Rights of Way Definitive Map’.

View the Definitive Statements. The Definitive Statements should be read in conjunction with the Definitive Map. Any questions please contact the Legal Orders and Registers Team on 0344 800 8020.

On the map you can:

  • Move around Norfolk by dropping a pin, clicking and dragging the map, using your keyboard arrow keys, using the tools on the map, or by using the search option to enter an address / postcode or place name to zoom to
  • Print off or save a map
  • Find out more information about the access e.g. Link through to other websites or find out if it is a public right of way or permissive access
  • Contact the relevant organisations with any comments or queries
  • View the Definitive Map

The information on the map includes:

  • Registered public rights of way (public footpaths, bridleways, restricted byways and byways open to all traffic)
  • County Soft Roads (public roads that are not surfaced). These usually have the character of a ‘green lane’ and provide useful links in the countryside access network for walkers, cyclists and horseriders
  • Areas of land freely accessible to the public on foot including official ‘Open Access Land’ and woodlands open through the Woodland Trust

Note the information on the map will be updated as frequently as we can but may not include the most recent Public Rights of Way changes.

The Register of Definitive Map Modification Order Applications can be viewed here.

For information on those paths which are temporarily closed because of work taking place through the Broads Flood Alleviation Project please see their website.

Terms of use disclaimer

The purpose of this map is to help you enjoy your visit to the Norfolk countryside and is for guidance only. It is not the legal record of Public Rights of Way or access land.

The legal register of public rights of way is the Definitive Map and Statement, which is held by Norfolk County Council. It can be viewed at County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2SG. For further information or to make an appointment contact 0344 800 8020 and ask for the Definitive Map Team. District, borough and parish councils also hold copies of the sheets for their areas, as do the main libraries.

The legal register of Access Land is held by Natural England.

The latest information on permissive stewardship access (footpaths, bridleways and areas of land) can be found on the Natural England Country Walks Register.

Norfolk County Council makes every effort to ensure the currency, accuracy and reliability of the information contained in this website. However this website is made available for public use on the basis that the Council and its employees accept no responsibility whatsoever for any form of loss, damage or misinformation occurring due to the use of, or reliance upon the content of this site.

Open Data

Public Rights of Way data is available to download here(note that you will need to use a suitable map browser to open this document). This data is updated quarterly and licensed by the Open Government Licence version 3.0:

This information has been provided to assist with the location of paths and ways featured on the Definitive Map, which together with the Definitive Statement, form the legal register of Public Rights of Way.

The Definitive Map and the Statement can be viewed at County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2SG during normal office hours. For further information or to make an appointment contact 0344 800 8020 and ask for the Definitive Map Team. District, borough and parish councils also hold copies of the sheets for their areas, as do the main libraries.

It is recommended that formal searches are still made to establish whether any registered public rights of way affect prospective property or land purchases.

In addition, enquiries can also be made to find out whether there are any formal applications for registration of Public Rights of Way affecting the same property or land.

The Definitive Map and Statement are frequently amended to take account of legitimate changes which occur to Public Rights of Way and Norfolk County Council makes every effort to ensure the currency, accuracy and reliability of the information contained in this website.

This website is made available for public use on the basis that the Council and its employees accept no responsibility whatsoever for any form of loss, damage or misinformation occurring due to the use of, or reliance upon the content of this site'.