Right of Way Percentages

Rights of Way – National Network

Type                                             Length                                                       % of Network

Footpath                 91,000 miles (146,000Km)     78%

Open to walkers only.

Bridleway                20,000 miles (32,000Km)      17%

Open to walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

Restricted Byway    3,700 miles (6,000Km)         3%

Open to walkers, cyclists, horse riders and horse drawn vehicles.

Byway                      2,300 miles (3,700Km)         2%

Open to walkers, cyclists, horse riders, horse drawn vehicles and motor vehicles.


 Data taken from www.countryside.gov.uk/LAR/Access/rights_of_way/row_general.asp

Last Updated ( Saturday, 08 December 2007 )