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Public Rights of Way in Rutland

Rutland has an extensive Rights of Way network of over 270 paths totalling more than 200 miles. Public Rights of Way provide free opportunities for outdoor recreation and regular exercise. They can also offer car-free sustainable travel choices for children travelling to school or employees to their place of work.

As the 'highway authority' for Rutland, the County Council is responsible for maintaining the public rights of way network and keeping each individual public footpath, bridleway and byway free from obstruction. As the 'surveying authority' it is responsible for preparing and keeping up to date the legal record of these paths known as the Definitive Map and Statement.