The public rights of way network, comprising footpaths, bridleways and byways provides the key to unlocking access to much of the countryside of Leeds, whether it be for active recreational pursuits such as walking, cycling or horse-riding, or more leisurely strolls.
Within Leeds there are 819km of rights of way, 628km of footpath, 180km of bridleway, together with a short network of byways and other routes with public access. These ways can lead you through varied and changing landscapes, from urban areas to glorious countryside, and from the car to a country park and beyond.
The Rights of Way team manages and maintains rights of way network and undertakes works to improve and waymark the network and can authorise new structures (gates and stiles). The team also works with local Council’s, through the Paths Partnership Project and with volunteers to achieve improvements where possible.
If you have further questions, would like to see a copy of the Definitive Map or would like more information on walking, cycling, horse-riding and other recreational routes, please get in touch on 0113 3957400 or by going to the 'contact us' tab below.