Public Rights of Way
Suffolk County Council is responsible for maintaining public rights of way.
To report an issue, such as a broken signpost or an obstruction, you must contact them.
- View general information about public rights of way (footpaths, bridleways, restricted byways and byways open to all traffic)
- View a working copy of the Definitive Map (which 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 2020-21
- A guide to definitive maps and changes to public rights of way
You can apply to create, divert to extinguish a public footpath, bridleway or restricted byway, below.
It is strongly recommended you speak with Sharon Berry (Communities Officer for Public Rights of Way) before making an application.
Creating a public footpath, bridleway or restricted byway
Diverting a public footpath, bridleway or restricted byway