Public Footpaths and Bridleways

We have a network of over 4000 kilometres of public paths in Staffordshire.  There are three types of public path:

  • Public Footpath: these are for walkers only.
  • Public Bridleway: you may walk or ride a horse or bicycle on a Bridleway. Cyclists must give way to walkers and riders.
  • Public Byway Open to All Traffic (or BOAT): you may walk, ride a horse, bicycle or drive a vehicle on a BOAT.

Anyone can use a public right of way to legally cross someone else's land.

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    Find a walk or country trail|

    Report a problem with a public path|

    Find out about rights and responsibilities|

    Find out about the definitive map|

    Apply for an alteration to a public path|

Guidance for Walkers with Dogs

The Countryside Code|  messages about Keeping dogs under effective control | includes advice to let the dog off lead if threatened, as well as giving animals plenty of space. 

The NFU and Ramblers issue more detailed guidance each year at calving time including taking avoiding measures. |

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Featured Information 

View our PDF Document Rights of way guide|  

HS2 Maps
PDF Document HS2 route and Public Rights of Way within a 3KM buffer - Handsacre to Drayton Bassett| 

PDF Document HS2 route and Public Rights of Way within a 3KM buffer - Swynnerton to Weston|

PDF Document HS2 route and Public Rights of Way within a 3KM buffer - Wrinehill to Swynnerton|

PDF Document HS2 route and Public Rights of Way within a 3KM buffer - Weston to Handsacre|

 

PDF Document| Potteries Ring Route (horse-riding route)|

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