Rights of Way: Restoring the Record
January 1 at 10:33pm ·
At midnight tonight (1 Jan 18) there are just 8 years left to apply for your old paths to be recorded. Unrecorded paths, subject to some minor exceptions, will be extinguished on 1 Jan 26 at the stroke of midnight. New Year's Day 2026 will be the last day such unrecorded paths can be used by right.
Help stop the extinguishment! Find out if the routes you walk ride or cycle are shown on your council's definitive map. If in doubt ask the council! For any unrecorded routes, make an application to have the route added to the map.
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