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Maps showing rights of way

the purpose of this web site
Rights of way data for 116 authorities in England and Wales have been released with an open licence. This web site can superimpose the rights of way of these authorities onto an underlying map which can be from the Ordnance Survey, OpenStreetMap or Bing. You can ask for a map that is close to a specific place. You can also ask for transport stops (such as bus stops) to be added to the map. The web site also has details about how you could include a map on your own web page, and how you can build a route for a walk, run, etc., by selecting several rights of way and then outputting this route in KML or GPX. This web site also provides links to the original data, derived KML files, derived CSV files and derived GeoJSON files. Changes to this web site are tweeted to @rowmaps and are also listed on the tweets web page.

If you wish to see a map showing the rights of way near to a particular place, type a place name, postcode, grid reference or latitude,longitude into one of the boxes below. Then click the search button.

search using the name of a place
You can type the name of the place (e.g. New Alresford) into the box below. You don't have to type all of the name and the searching doesn't worry about capital letters. For example, instead of typing New Alresford you could type alre and it would find any place that has alre as part of its name.

search using a postcode, a grid reference, a latitude,longitude or a longitude,latitude
Or type into the following box a postcode (e.g. SO24 9BW),
a grid reference (e.g. SU585326, SU58533262 or SU5853032615),
a latitude,longitude (e.g. 54.768139,-1.571858) or a longitude,latitude (e.g. -1.571858,54.768139).
The searching doesn't worry about capital letters and spaces.

the authorities that have released data
Rights of way data for the 116 authorities listed below have been released with an open licence.

Barnsley, Bath and North East Somerset, Bedford, Bexley, Birmingham, Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Blaenau Gwent, Bolton, Bournemouth, Bracknell Forest, Bradford, Brecon Beacons National Park, Brighton and Hove (City of), Bristol (City of), Bromley, Buckinghamshire, Bury, Calderdale, Cambridgeshire, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Central Bedfordshire, Ceredigion, Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Cornwall, Cumbria, Denbighshire, Derbyshire, Devon, Doncaster, Dorset, Dudley, Durham, East Riding of Yorkshire, East Sussex, Essex, Flintshire, Gateshead, Gloucestershire, Gwynedd, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Hull (City of Kingston upon), Isle of Anglesey, Isle of Wight, Kent, Kirklees, Knowsley, Lake District National Park, Lancashire, Leicester (City of), Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Manchester, Medway, Merthyr Tydfil, Norfolk, North Lincolnshire, North Somerset, North Yorkshire, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Nottingham (City of), Nottinghamshire, Oldham, Oxfordshire, Pembrokeshire, Peterborough (City of), Plymouth (City of), Poole, Portsmouth (City of), Powys, Reading, Redcar and Cleveland, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Rochdale, Rotherham, Rutland, Salford, Sefton, Sheffield, Shropshire, Slough, Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Southampton (City of), St Helens, Staffordshire, Stockport, Stockton on Tees, Suffolk, Surrey, Swansea, Tameside, Thurrock, Torbay, Torfaen, Trafford, Vale of Glamorgan, Wakefield, Walsall, Warrington, Warwickshire, West Berkshire, West Sussex, Wigan, Wiltshire, Windsor and Maidenhead, Wirral, Wokingham, Worcestershire, Wrexham and York

Many authorities originally released their data under terms equivalent to the Ordnance Survey Opendata Licence. In April 2015, the Ordnance Survey adopted the Open Government Licence. Here's a link to more details about the change in OS licensing.

Here's a link to a map showing the areas where data has been released. Please e-mail me if you know of any other authority that releases their data.