Surrey has almost 3482 kilometres (2164 miles) of footpaths bridleways, and byways. We are responsible for the management and maintenance of this network, and for the Definitive Map that is a legal record of the position and status of Rights of Way.
Surrey's rights of way network is made up of approximately:
- 2,243 km (1394 miles) of public footpaths which you have the right to use on foot only
- 1,115 km (693 miles) of public bridleways which you have the right to use on foot, on horseback or on a bicycle (cyclists should give way to walkers and riders)
- 0.7 km (0.4 miles) of restricted byways which you have the right to use on foot, on horseback or on/in any vehicle which is not mechanically propelled (e.g. a bicycle, horse drawn vehicles etc).
- 123 km (76 miles) of Byways Open to All Traffic (BOATs) which you can use on foot, on horseback and on or in any sort of vehicle
In this section...
- Contact us or report a problem on a Right of Way
- Rights of Way - public inquiries, hearings and written representations
- Rights of Way Improvement Plan
- Rights of Way interactive map
- Advice on visiting the countryside
- Find out about Rights of Way
- Highways Act and Commons Act deposits
- Rights of way public notices
- Register of definitive map modification order applications
- Surrey Countryside Access Forum