Public rights of way

Signpost stating the distance between Stockton and York

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We have a statutory responsibility to produce and maintain the records of all public rights of way as well as a duty to assert and protect the rights of those who wish to use them.


Public Rights of Way online maps

To help you view the Public Rights of Way, we are in the process of creating a new online map facility. This information will be regularly updated to show changes to the network.

Information on cycling routes in the Borough

Information on walking routes in the Borough


Rights of Way Improvement Plan

As part of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 we have developed a Rights of Way Improvement Plan (ROWIP). This plan identifies the current issues affecting the use, management and maintenance of the local rights of way network and our proposed actions for improvement over the next 5 years.

View the Stockton-on-Tees Rights of Way Improvement Plan 2018-2023.


Tees Valley Local Access Forum

The Tees Valley Local Access Forum (TVLAF) is an independent body with an interest in public rights of way and access to the countryside, towns and coast in our area. TVLAF has a responsibility to examine how local authorities manage rights of way, and puts forward ideas about how improvements can be made. To learn more about the Tees Valley Local Access Forum and visit the website.