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 4 Oct 2013) 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, and DEFRA Stewardship sites with public access.
You can also find out if there are any stiles, gates or bridges on the paths and how steep or level a route is.
- Devon Countryside Access Forum Newsletter November/December 2013 (766KB - pdf help)
- A busy year for the Grand Western Canal - February saw Devon County Council approve £3M to repair and restore the canal following the canal breach in November 2012; in April the new Visitor Centre was opened; July marked the start of the canal restoration work, as well as the GWC retaining its Green Flag Award for the fifth consecutive year; and by September work on the canal restoration was ahead of scedule.
- Visit Stover Country Park this Autumn - Stover has also retained its Green Flag Award, for the ninth consecutive year, and with over 114 acres of woodland, grassland, marsh and lakes, it is the perfect place to visit for all the family. The Countryside Mobiliby Scheme also operates at Stover, which means it is an ideal place to visit for those with limited mobility
- Funding success for Buckland Monachorum - The parish made a successful bid for £8,000 funding through Natural England's Paths for Communities Scheme (P4C), in order to improve accessibility on a particular route for the benefit of the local community
- Community Paths: A 10 Step Guide to Improving Public Rights of Way (2.19MB - pdf help) - A step by step guide to improving or creating public rights of way in your community.
- British Horse Society Code of Conduct for Horse Riders and Cyclists (556KB - pdf help)
- Countryside Code 2012
- Ploughing and cropping guidance chart for landowners (5KB - pdf help).
- Diamond Jubilee Way, Dartmouth
- Bude Canal Trails - explore the historic Bude Canal and scenic Tamar Lakes on foot
- Explore Exmouth - 8 circular walks in the Exmouth and Lympstone area available to download and print off (2.48MB - pdf help)
- Explore Braunton
- Horse riding in the Blackdown Hills - circular routes
- Walking for Health Programme - click here to find out more about walks in your area.
- Walk4Life is a free walking website created by Walk England, encouraging people to improve their health by walking more often.
Find out more
- Where to Walk and Ride in Devon
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Easily Accessible Paths
- Adopt a Path Scheme
- Parish Paths Partnership Scheme
- Definitive Map Review
- Informal Consultations
- Useful Forms/Guidelines
- Devon Countryside Access Forum
- Exe Estuary Trail (Cycle/Walkway)
- Rights of Way Improvement Plan 2005
- Schedule 14 Applications
- Highways Act 1980 Section 31 (6)
- Ruby Riders
Also on devon.gov.uk
Other Web Sites
Public Rights of Way
Devon County Council
0845 155 1004