Contact us or report a problem on a Right of Way

Report a right of way problem

Are you reporting an overgrown path?

The vegetation cut for surface vegetation on rights of way will take place during spring and summer 2023 and information about the schedule will be published on this webpage once it is confirmed. Surface vegetation is considered to be plants such as grass, nettles and brambles that grow from the surface of the path. If the path has an overgrown hedge or low branches hanging over the path, then please report a fault.


If you have an issue requiring immediate action on a public right of way contact either:

  1. Surrey County Council during normal office hours on 0300 200 1003. Our Contact Centre will contact relevant staff immediately. If this is not possible or appropriate they will contact the Police.
  2. If the issue is out of normal office hours or a Police matter, please report the issue to Surrey Police:
  • for emergencies such a serious crime or accident always dial 999.
  • by phone on 101 or 01483 571212.
  • for non-urgent minor crimes/incidents you can report online to Surrey Police.

Other issues

If you would like to report fly-tipping or an abandoned vehicle on a public right of way or other public land, please report this to your district or borough council.

To report any other problem on a public right of way, please use our online form.

Report a fault

Contact us by telephone

Contact us via our contact centre.

Contact us by post

Surrey County Council, Countryside Access Team, Whitebeam Lodge, Merrow Depot, Merrow Lane, Guildford, Surrey GU4 7BQ

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