The definitive map and statement is the legal record of public paths and provides conclusive evidence of their existence and status.
The definitive map shows their location and the statement records status, description, width, length, structures and surface.
Public right of way map
view the Leeds public right of way map online.
Definitive paths are shown in black. Claimed paths are shown in green but require investigating and many are not available for use.
Disclaimer: This is a test site under development, and is not the definitive map. There is no guarantee of accuracy and it should not be used to determine the location or alignment of paths.
Anyone wanting to view the definitive map and statement, registers, or further information should contact the us by phone on 0113 378 6002 or email
Changing the definitive map and statement
Public paths can be diverted, created or extinguished by Public Path Orders. If affected by development, Orders are made under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. Under the Highways Act 1980 paths can be diverted to benefit the landowner, created where needed or extinguished if not needed.
Unrecorded paths can be added to the map by a Definitive Map Modification Order. Anyone can apply for an Order but it must be supported by documentary evidence or evidence of use without interruption for twenty years.
Current DMMO applications
Outstanding Definitive Map Modification Order Applications
|1||Dec 2003||Boat Lane, Pitt Lane, Cutler Lane, Riverside Path, Wilsons Row, Methley etc||Add various Footpaths and Byways|
|2||Aug 2004||Fulneck, Bankhouse to Hare Lane, Pudsey||Add a Bridleway|
|3||Oct 2004||Vickersdale to Arthur Street and Half Mile||Add a Footpath|
|4||Feb 2005||Whitehall Road to New Lane, Drighlington||Add a Footpath|
|5||Apr 2005||Tile Lane to Long Causeway, Adel||Add a Footpath|
|6||Jun 2005||Half Mile to Farsley Beck/Footpath 222||Add a Footpath|
|7||Aug 2005||Newhold, Ash Lane to Aberford Road, Garforth||Add a Footpath|
|8||Apr 2006||Tyersal Lane to Pudsey 38 Old Reservoirs||Add a Footpath|
|9||Sep 2006||The Piggaries, Bath Lane to Railsfield Rise, Bramley||Add a Footpath|
|10||Aug 2007||Andrew Hill, Morley 44-16 (Reedsdale Gds)||Add a Footpath|
|11||Jan 2008||Cliff Road, Headingley||Add a Footpath|
|12||Jun 2008||Broadway to Stanhope Drive, Horsforth||Add a Footpath|
|13||Feb 2009||South Park Mill, Hare Lane to Footpath 59, Pudsey||Add a Footpath|
|14||Jun 2009||Scotland Lane to Brownberrie Drive, Horsforth||Add a Bridleway and upgrade Footpath to Bridleway|
|15||Nov 2009||Sandbeck Lane into N. Yorkshire, Bickerton||Add a Bridleway|
|16||Dec 2009||South Queen Street to St. Paul's Street, Morley||Add a Footpath|
|17||Mar 2010||Ledston Quarry Footpath 5 to Footpath 10 to Footpath 11 and Footpath 12||Add various Footpaths|
|18||Jan 2012||Butcher Hill to Spen Crescent/Approach||Add various Footpaths|
|19||May 2012||Grange View to Mercure Hotel, Wetherby||Add a Footpath|
|20||Mar 2014||Wild Grove, Pudsey||Add a Bridleway|
|21||May 2014||Wilderness Carpark, Wetherby||Add a Footpath|
|22||Jun 2014||Woodhouse Cliffe to Woodhouse Ridge||Add a Footpath|
|23||Aug 2014||East Busk Lane, Otley||Add a Footpath|
|24||Sep 2014||Nidd Approach, Wetherby||Add a Footpath|
|25||Oct 2014||Jasmine Cottage||Add a Footpath|
|26||Nov 2014||Crowcroft Bank Wetherby 37-19/20/44||Add a Footpath|
|27||Dec 2014||Garmont Road to Potternewton Lane||Add a Footpath|
|28||Apr 2015||King Lane into Adel Woods||Add a Footpath|
|29||Aug 2015||Stonedene||Add a Footpath|
|30||Aug 2015||Moseley Wood Gardens/ Croft to Horsforth No. 12||Add a Footpath|
|31||Feb 2016||Cross St to Sycamore Avenue||Add a Footpath|
|32||Feb 2016||Disused Railway Line Barwick Road to Wood Lane Scholes||Add a Bridleway|
|33||May 2016||Sunfield to Bradford Road, Stanningley||Add a Footpath|
|34||Jul 2016||Cliff Lane to Grosvenor Road, Headingley||Add a Footpath|
|35||Jul 2016||Leeds Footpath 86 to Grosvenor Road, Headingley||Add a Footpath|
|36||Feb 2017||Lakeside Chase to Aireborough Footpath No. 135||Add a Footpath|
|37||Jun 2017||Morley 112 & 75 Upgrade to Bridleway ||Upgrade Footpaths to Bridleways
|38||Nov 2017||Disused Railway The Approach to Thorner Footpath No. 14||Add a Bridleway|
|39||Feb 2018||Hougley Lane to Kings Approach||Add a Footpath|
|40||Apr 2018||Victoria Crescent to Victoria Avenue, Horsforth||Add a Footpath|
|41||May 2019||Sturton Lane to Aberford Road||Add a Byway Open to All Traffic|
|42||Nov 2019||White Bridge to Otley Bridleway No. 7, Otley||Add a Footpath|
|43||Nov 2019||Otley Bridleway No. 7 to Knotford Nook, Otley||Add two Footpaths|
|44||Nov 2019||Five paths in a field off Parklands/Moor Lane Bramhope||Add five Footpaths|
|45||Dec 2019||Harewood Bridleway 12 to All Saint's Church||Add a Footpath|
|46||May 2020||Flint Mill Lane, Thorpe Arch 4 & Wetherby 44||Add a Bridleway|
|47||May 2020||Wood Lane to the Buffers Disused Railway Line||Add a Bridleway|
|48||Mar 2021||Highbury Cricket Ground (2 Applications)||Add Various Footpaths|
|49||Sep 2021||Lidgett Lane to Princess Avenue||Add Various Footpaths|
|50||Oct 2021||Bright Street to Morley 73||Add a footpath|
|51||Jan 2022||Bramhope Primary School ||Add a footpath|
|52||Feb 2022||Pudsey 60-61 Tyersal Embankment||Add a footpath|
|53||Feb 2022||Lowtown to Mount Pleasant, Pudsey||Add a footpath|
|54||Jun 2022||Camp Road, The Sycamores, Bramhope||Add a bridleway
|55||Jun 2022||Tyersal Terrace to Tyersal Avenue||Add a footpath|
|56||Nov 2022||Willow Avenue to Clifford Moor Road||Add a footpath|
Notice of public path orders
Current public path order notices including the public path creation and modification orders and the statement of reasons:
Landowners can deposit a statement and map under section 31(6) of the Highways Act 1980 indicating any rights of way over their land and then make a make a statutory declaration to the effect that no additional rights of way exist.
read the Register of Statutory Declarations and Town and Village Green Landowner Statements or alternatively, visit our offices to view the paper copy.
Rights of Way Improvement Plan
The Rights of Way Improvement Plan forms a ten year management plan setting out areas for consideration with regard to how the council proposes to develop and improve the public rights of way network in Leeds for walkers, horse riders, pedal cyclists and those with visual or mobility impairments.
The Rights of Way Improvement Plan was published in 2009, in accordance with the requirements of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000, and is currently under review. It contains both broad Statements of Action and an Action Plan to guide service delivery in this respect.
If you would like a copy of the plan by email, please contact the Public Rights of Way team on
Town and village greens
You can find guidance on how to register town and village greens on the