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Recent changes to Public Paths

Bike rider by Mike KiplingBike rider by Mike Kipling

The rights of way network is continually evolving. During any year, a number of paths are subject to a diversion or modification. These changes are waymarked on the ground as they come into force but it is some time before the changes appear on Ordnance Survey maps.

We cannot post all the path changes here but aim to show the most recent ones. They are posted by parish with the date when the change came into effect.

Rights of Way and Access News

Due to a significant landslip the path at Port Mulgrave to the beach is closed. It is likely to remain closed for a minimum of six months. This map shows the closed section.

For all queries please contact Bernie McLinden, Senior Ranger (Coast).

T: 07976 292889 

Rights of way map

To find out more about where to Walk, Ride and Cycle in the North York Moors National Park have a look at our interactive rights of way map (updated daily). You can zoom in and out at various scales by following the instructions displayed underneath the map and by using the Legend and Layer buttons you can see all Public Rights of Way.

You can also find out if there are any stiles, steps, gates or bridges on the paths and where there are sign-posts. Helpful for route-finding or for picking an easier access walk if someone in your group, or your dog finds stiles tricky. The furniture items are regularly updated, but are not guaranteed as they do change with land management needs – stiles and gates are after all, only there to keep livestock in... or out.

If you do happen to find any issues with the public rights of way, there’s a problem reporting tool here as well.