Know the signs and symbols of the countryside
In some cases, additional higher rights of access or permissive access could exist.
A yellow arrow
A yellow arrow - footpath, a right of way for walkers and mobility aid users.
A blue arrow
A blue arrow - bridleway, a right of way for walkers, mobility aid users, horse-riders and cyclists.
A purple arrow
A purple arrow - restricted byway, a right of way for walkers, mobility aid users, cyclists, horse-riders and horse-drawn vehicles only.
A red arrow
A red arrow - byway open to all traffic, a right of way for all users including motorised vehicles.
An acorn symbol
An acorn symbol - National Trail, created for walking, with horse-riding and cycling possible on some trails. Users with limited mobility can visit the National Trail website to check trail suitability. This website also contains maps, trip planning tools and information on trail diversions. This symbol marks 16 long distance routes in England and Wales including the England Coast Path.
Round brown symbol with a person walking over hills
Round brown symbol with a person walking over hills - Open Access, you can explore away from paths. This includes many areas of:
registered common land
Check the Open Access website for maps, information and any access restrictions.
Local sign on a post or gate
A local sign on a post or gate - permissive path. Follow advice on local signs as landowners voluntarily provide access to these paths and choose who can use them. Some open access areas are also made available in the same way.
Posted: Mon, 03 May 2021 11:04 by Charlotte Taylor