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Public Rights of Way

Public Bridleway in the Country

Sheffield is a very green city with over a third of it being within the Peak District National Park. It offers superb opportunities for walking, cycling and horse riding and simply enjoying green spaces and open countryside.

The Public Rights of Way Group looks after public footpaths, bridleways and byways across the city, as well as large areas of access land.

Our paths are mainly rural, and are mainly signed from the roadside. We do not deal with urban paths with tarmac surfaces and street lights, neither do we deal with pavements and roadside verges.  This is done through Streets Ahead.

We are also unable to deal with motorcyclists using Public Rights of Way unlawfully. Please contact South Yorkshire Police regarding such problems.

If you want to plan a walk, or just get a general idea of where to find our paths and access land, you are advised to buy an Ordnance Survey Explorer map which can be purchased from most good bookshops and outdoor shops. Numbers 1 and 278 cover the Sheffield area. You can also use the Ordnance Survey's Get A Map web page to view online maps of Sheffield.

Our main responsibilities are

If you can’t find what you are looking for here then please contact us or try one of these other useful websites. See also Parks and Countryside, Walking Maps and Organised Walks.

  • Modified: Dec 20, 2012 10:08:26 AM