Public Rights of Way

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As the Highway Authority for Devon, the County Council is responsible for 3,200 miles (4,960km) of public rights of way.

To find out more about where to Walk, Ride and Cycle in Devon please select My Local Paths (last updated 8th July 2014) This will take you to a map where you can obtain information on any path in the County. You can zoom in and out at various scales by following the instructions displayed underneath the map and by using the Legend and Layer buttons you can see all Public Rights of Way, Cycleways, Access Land and the Dartmoor Commons.

You can also find out  if there are any stiles, gates or bridges on the paths and  how steep or level a route is.

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What's new?
  • Drakes Trail cycle route (NCN 27) - 20 week closure (from 28th July 2014) on the section south of Clearbrook, alternative route via the road (view location plan image - PDF icon (476KB - pdf help)) (posted 13th August 2014)
  • Stover Country Park - Stover is celebrating a  double award having retained the Green Flag Award for the 11th consecutive year and also being presented with a 2014 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. View Summer Events at Stover (posted 5th August 2014)
  • Grand Western Canal - The Grand Western Canal Country Park has been presented with the Green Flag Award from environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy for the sixth consecutive year.  See the Visitor Information image - PDF icon (2.44MB - pdf help) guide to find out more about the Grand Western Canal (posted 5th August 2014)
  • The South West Coast Path has been awarded just under £1 million from the Coastal Community Fund, to help repair, improve and promote the Coast Path. For up to date information on current Coast Path route changes click here (posted 5th August 2014)
  • Explore Devon - the naturally active way - A new website has just been launched to help you explore Devon’s green spaces. With two distinctive coastlines, two National Parks, two World Heritage Sites, five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and countless woodlands, forests, rivers, parks and open spaces, there is something for everyone. There is also a great network of cycleways, footpaths, and bridleways to help you explore all this fabulous countryside and get active at the same time, so whether you want a short stroll with the children, a half-day bike ride or a longer trek on horseback, visit exploredevon.info for all the information you need (posted 30th July 2014)
  • Devon Countryside Access Forum Newsletter July 2014 image - PDF icon (691KB - pdf help) (posted 25th July 2014)
  • The Great South West Walks 2014 Opens For Bookings - 100 New Walks Announced - These specially selected circular walks by the South West Coast Path Association, will raise vital funds for the South West Coast Path Association and Children’s Hospice South West. To take part in the event which runs from 20-28th September, participants can visit the Great South West Walks website (www.greatsouthwestwalks.co.uk) and choose one or more of the 100 walks available (posted 14th June 2014)

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Contact Us

For any queries or problems, please contact:

Public Rights of Way
Devon County Council
County Hall
Topsham Road
Exeter
Devon
EX2 4QD

Telephone
Tel: 0345 155 1004
Fax
Fax: 01392 381459

Key Publications / Downloads

Haldon Forest Park logo Walking Trails in Devon publication Horse Riding in Devon publication