Check you're on the right track

Man and a woman walking through a moorland landscape. Credit Olivia Brabbs Photography.With over 1,400 miles of public rights of way, spread across 554 square miles of the National Park, it's important to know where you can and can't go in the countryside.

Most of our walking routes follow established Rights of Way (i.e. paths or tracks that the public has a right to use) while others are across Open Access land (.ie. where you have a right to walk freely, without having to follow a defined path or track).

Rights of Way in the National Park are occasionally diverted or modified, and official maps (like Ordnance Survey maps) are not always immediately updated.

Make sure you stay on the right track by:

Rights of Way

There are four types of Rights of Way (public paths) that are shown on maps and also as colour-coded arrows on signposts and waymarkers throughout the National Park.

Footpath arrow symbol

Bridleway arrow sign

Arrow - restricted byway

Arrow sign for byway

Arrow - permissive path

National Trail Logo

If you find a problem on any public right of way in the North York Moors National Park, please let us know by using this form.

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