Bradford District has a well developed network of over 1000km of urban and rural public rights of way for the walkers and riders to enjoy Bradford's natural environment and to access local facilities by foot, on horseback or cycle.
The Rights of Way Team keeps the Council’s official records of public paths and enforces relevant legislation. Officers in the section can give impartial advice on related issues and can ensure that problems reported on rights of way are referred to the appropriate Council Service.
We keep and update the Modified Definitive Map of Public Rights of Way, prepared under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, and associated statutory records and registers.
Online maps of footpaths and bridleways to help you plan a walking or riding route can be viewed below:
This is a digitised interpretation of the Definitive Map and other records.
If you need to view the legal record of public rights of way please contact us to make an appointment to visit our office. If you contact us please give us details of the address, location or grid square you are interested in and your name and a contact telephone number or email address.
If a route that you use is not shown on these maps, or you think that a route is wrongly shown, please contact us. There are legal processes which can be followed to try to change the legal record. Rights of Way Officers can discuss with you the most appropriate process.