Rights of Way

Signs and Notices

Fingerposts and waymarks

  • Rural rights of way will have a wooden fingerpost where they leave a public road. The fingerpost will indicate the type of right of way. Some paths may also be waymarked to enable you to follow the path more easily
  • Urban paths may have a metal fingerpost or, where it is obvious that the path is public they may be unsigned

It is our responsibility to ensure that public rights of way are appropriately signed.

Misleading signs or notices

Signs or notices which mislead users or discourage public use should not be erected on rights of way. Doing this may be an offence.

Legal notices

Sometimes we need to inform people about changes, or proposed changes to rights of way. Please do not remove these notices.