Updated Interactive map
On this page you will find an interactive map of countryside access information for Norfolk. Regular users of the map will notice that as of July 2012 the look of the map has changed but how it works and what you can do are very similar. The map has been changed for various reasons, including providing us with more control over updating information.
On the map you can:
- Move around Norfolk by dropping a pin, clicking and dragging the map, using your keyboard arrow keys, using the tools on the map, or by using the search option to enter an address / postcode or place name to zoom to
- Print off or save a map
- Find out more information about the access e.g. Link through to other websites or find out if it is a public right of way or permissive access
- Contact the relevant organisations with any comments or queries
The information on the map includes:
- Registered public rights of way (public footpaths, bridleways, restricted byways and byways open to all traffic)
- County Soft Roads (public roads that are not surfaced). These usually have the character of a ‘green lane’ and provide useful links in the countryside access network for walkers, cyclists and horseriders
- Areas of land freely accessible to the public on foot including official ‘Open Access Land’ and woodlands open through the Woodland Trust
Please note the information on the map will be updated as frequently as we can but may not include any recent public rights of way changes.
We have temporarily removed information relating to Natural England’s permissive stewardship access because it has become out of date. We look forward to including it again when new information has been produced. Please see the Natural England Country Walks Register for the latest details on individual schemes.
For information on those paths which are temporarily closed because of work taking place through the Broads Flood Alleviation Project please see their website.
- Norfolk Trails – a selection of recreational routes (such as the Marriott’s Way and the Weavers’ Way) plus a number of circular walks
- Public Transport links
From the map you can contact us with any comments about specific public rights of way, or be directed to relevant organisations responsible for other types of access.
We welcome any general feedback on the map too. For example, please tell us whether you find the map useful or easy to use, or whether there is anything that could be improved. We can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org
Open the map in a new window if it is too small in this page or is not visible.
The purpose of this map is to help you enjoy your visit to the Norfolk countryside and is for guidance only. It is not the legal record of public rights of way or access land.
The legal register of public rights of way is the Definitive Map and Statement, which is held by Norfolk County Council. It can be viewed at County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2SG. For further information or to make an appointment contact 0344 800 8009 and ask for the Definitive Map Team. District, borough and parish councils also hold copies of the sheets for their areas, as do the main libraries.
The legal register of Access Land is held by Natural England.
The latest information on permissive stewardship access (footpaths, bridleways and areas of land) can be found on the Natural England Country Walks Register.
Norfolk County Council makes every effort to ensure the currency, accuracy and reliability of the information contained in this website. However this website is made available for public use on the basis that the Council and its employees accept no responsibility whatsoever for any form of loss, damage or misinformation occurring due to the use of, or reliance upon the content of this site.