Public Rights of Way
Suffolk County Council (SCC) are responsible for maintaining public rights of way.
To report an issue, such as a broken signpost or an obstruction, you must contact them.
- Access general information about public rights of way (from SCC) (information on footpaths, bridleways, restricted byways and byways open to all traffic)
- View a working copy of the Definitive Map (provided by SCC) (shows all legally recorded public rights of way)
Current Public Notices about Public Path Orders
Creating, diverting or extinguishing a public right of way
If you are proposing to create, divert or extinguish a public right of way, you may find the following information helpful:
- Read our guidance notes about the process of applying (to make a permanent change to the public rights of way network)
- Guidance on charges for public path orders and agreements (2022-23)
- A guide to definitive maps and changes to public rights of way (from Natural England)
Creating a public footpath, bridleway or restricted byway
It is strongly recommended you speak with Sharon Berry (Communities Officer for Public Rights of Way) before making an application.
Diverting a public footpath, bridleway or restricted byway