• Horse and rider on a bridleway
  • 2 people riding horses

As the Highway Authority for Devon, the County Council is responsible for 3,200 miles (4,960km) of public rights of way. For more information about the Council’s responsibilities you can visit GOV.UK – local highway authority responsibilities.

A public right of way is a right by which the public can pass along linear routes over land at all times. Although the land may be owned by a private individual, the public have a legal right across that land along a specific route. Find out more about the different types of public rights of way.

To find out more about your local footpaths, bridleways and byways please use our new interactive map which displays all the public rights of way in Devon. You can view rights of way, access land and the Dartmoor Commons and many other layers including historic environment and flood risk.

To find out more about recreational trails and exploring Devon on foot, bike or horseback, please visit Explore Devon or for a walk by the coast see the South West Coast Path website. You can also find more cycle routes and trails, as well as other useful travel information at Travel Devon.