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Rights of Way in Surrey

Rights of Way in Surrey

Surrey County Council are investing £3m more into Rights of Way across Surrey to improve the standard of their countryside routes.

You can help them by logging anywhere that needs extra attention.

Please use the log a fault button here: to let them know how they can make improvements on the network.

In addition please email, Cabinet Member for Highways, Matt Furniss at with routes that could be improved for cycling.

Surrey County Council has almost 3482 kilometres (2164 miles) of footpaths bridleways, and byways. They 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 you can access the interactive map here:

Please see below for a picture of the interactive map.

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